Sabra Hummus is the target of boycott campaigns on many university campuses in the U.S., the UK and Canada because of the deplorable human rights record of one of its partner companies, Strauss Group. Strauss is the second largest Israeli food and beverage company and is known for supporting two Israeli military units implicated in human rights abuses, the Golani and Givati brigades.
Even by the abysmal standards of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the Golani brigade is particularly brutal; since its inception, the Brigade has carried out countless human rights violations against Palestinians, including arbitrary murders, assaults, incarcerations, evictions, and arrests of children. Furthermore, the Brigade’s existence as an occupying force violates international law. Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and its 1967 annexation of East Jerusalem are all illegal according to the United Nations and even stated Canadian policy.
Israeli military forces on the Gaza border have killed over 140 unarmed Palestinian protestors in just the last 4 months alone, a figure that includes children, medical workers and journalists.
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