A coalition of employees at Google and Amazon has requested their employers to terminate a contract with the Israeli authorities, US-based publication The Hill reported Tuesday.
Per the publication, greater than 300 workers from Amazon and 100 from Google wrote an open letter to their respective corporations to current their calls for relating to the termination of Challenge Nimbus. The letter was anonymously signed by the workers and was printed in The Guardian.
Below the challenge, each Google and Amazon present cloud companies to the Israeli army and authorities. The contract signed by the businesses earlier this yr is price $1.2 billion. The cloud companies, in accordance with the publication, permits the Israeli army to gather information on Palestinians.
The employees maintained that the info will likely be used to “further policies that Human Rights Watch says constitute crimes of apartheid.”
“This contract was signed the same week that the Israeli military attacked Palestinians in the Gaza Strip – killing nearly 250 people, including more than 60 children,” the employees wrote, per The Hill.
“The technology our companies have contracted to build will make the systematic discrimination and displacement carried out by the Israeli military and government even crueler and deadlier for Palestinians,” they added.