Posted on May 15, 2020, by & filed under News.


JCB equipment has been used to demolish Palestinian family homes:

  • in the Palestinian villages of Dkeika, Bir alEid, Lasefer and Umm Fagarah in the South Hebron Hills,
  • in the East Jerusalem neighbourhoods of Silwan and al-Suwaneh
  • in the Jordan Valley.
  • The wheel loaders models used for these demolitions are 456e ZX and 3CX.

A JCB wheel loader during demolitions | Dkeika,
South Hebron Hills | Jan 2011 | Photo by Ta’ayush


JCB equipment has been used to build the Separation Wall, declared illegal in 2004, and various checkpoints, which prevent free movement of Palestinians in their own land:

  • near the Palestinian villages of Al-Walaja, Anata and Beit Jala
  • at the Qalandiya and Ofer checkpoints.
  • The models used for these tasks are JS330, JS200, 537 and 3CX.

Demonstrators trying to prevent the uprooting of trees by a
JCB JS330 excavator during the construction of the wall |
Al-Walaja | Mar 2010 | Photographed by Activestills


JCB equipment has been used in the construction of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land:

  • in the settlements of Alfei Menashe, Oranit, Ma’ale Adumim and Tzufin in the settlement neighbourhood of Har Homa in East Jerusalem;
  • for the construction and expansion of the Kalia settlement’s beach in the occupied Dead Sea area;
  • in the Barkan and Ariel West settlement industrial zones in the West Bank.

A JCB wheel excavator conducting construction work in
The Har Homa settlement neighbourhood, East
Jerusalem | Jan 2010 | Photographed by Activestills


JCB equipment has been used in the construction of illegal infrastructure by Israel:

  • in the construction of the A1 high-speed light railway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, which crosses the Green Line in two places,
  • during the construction of the Jerusalem Light Rail station in the settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.
  • The models used for the construction of settlements are 3CX, 537 and JS 175W.

A JCB wheel loader during the construction of the Jerusalem Light Rail depot | The settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, East Jerusalem | Apr 2008 | Photographed by Activestills


Source of information: Who Profits  https://whoprofits.org/company/jcb-j-c-bamford-excavators/