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Stop Delivery of CAT D9 Bulldozers to Israel

Last October, Israel's Channel 2 news program reported that Caterpillar is delaying the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers—valued at $50 million—to the Israeli military.

This news comes in the midst of a civil trial in Israel brought by Cindy and Craig Corrie, of US Campaign member group the
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, whose daughter Rachel was killed by the Israeli military with a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer as she nonviolently tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in the occupied Gaza Strip in March 2003.

Sign our petition to the Obama Administration calling on it not to allow the delivery of
D9 bulldozers to the Israeli military, and to investigate Israel's violations of U.S. laws with Caterpillar equipment.  

Dear President Obama,

Last October, Israel's Channel 2 news program reported that Caterpillar is delaying the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers—valued at $50 million—to the Israeli military. Neither Caterpillar nor the U.S. government has denied the report.

I strongly urge you to continue this suspension of U.S. military aid. No deliveries of Caterpillar equipment to the Israeli military should take place at least until your Administration investigates Israel's killing of U.S. citizen Rachel Corrie with a Caterpillar bulldozer, investigates Israel's possible violations of U.S. laws with Caterpillar equipment, takes appropriate steps to correct any Israeli violations of these laws, and puts in place verifiable mechanisms to ensure that Israel follows all relevant U.S. laws in the future.

Israel utilizes these bulldozers—in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act—to commit human rights abuses of Palestinians, including the injuring and killing of civilians; the destruction of homes, infrastructure, and agriculture; and the building of illegal settlements and Israel's illegal wall in the West Bank. I oppose my taxes, in the form of military aid to Israel, being used for these purposes.
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