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News, July 2012
Israeli Security Mercenary Contractors Registered in US-EU Involved in Armed African Conflicts, Killing Innocent People
AOHR accuses Israeli security firms of committing war crimes
[ 29/07/2012 - 09:57 AM ]
The Arab organization for human rights (AOHR) in Britain accused Israeli security contractors of being involved in armed conflicts happening in some African countries and in killing innocent people there.
In a report, AOHR said many Israeli retired security and army officers established private companies for security and bodyguarding services around the world, but due to the sensitivity raised by the Israeli nationality of such companies, their owners registered them in other countries especially in European states.
These Israeli companies recruit military and security personnel from different countries to work as mercenaries and bodyguards, AOHR added.
The most notorious security company of those, according to the Arab organization, is "Benital International Security" which was founded by the retired Israeli general Beni Tal in 1981 and this man was responsible for the personal security of high-level Israeli figures such as Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
Benital company carries out its international operations and services through five main branches in the occupied Palestinian territories, France, the US, Russia and Italy.
This company managed through its branches to build extensive international relations that have enabled it to intervene and take sides in internal conflicts of many countries especially in Africa, AOHR underlined.
Given the secrecy surrounding the activities of such companies, AOHR says, the size of human losses caused by them in flashpoint areas is still imprecisely known.
AOHR appealed to the international community and the European Union to take action against such companies which use the European lands as a base to commit crimes against humanity.
Israeli mercenary firm proposes "violent action" against African refugees
By Max Blumenthal - Wed, 2012-04-11 12:22-
The Israeli daily Maariv recently
reported [in Hebrew] that BTS, a mercenary firm run by a former
Israeli army colonel and veteran bodyguard, Beni Tal, proposed to Tel
Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai a plan to violently expel thousands of African
migrant workers and refugees living near Tel Aviv's central bus station.
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