Settlements, Checkpoints, and the Wall - Surveillance and Confiscation of Land
Motorola has designed and implemented at least four surveillance systems used for the "protection" of dozens of illegal Jewish-only settlements and military camps in the occupied West Bank. Motorola Solutions Israel sells and services “MotoEagle Surveillance System," the latest virtual fences system of radars, thermal cameras, and communication devices specifically designed to control Palestinian movement in vast “special security zones” surrounding Israeli settlements. Palestinians are barred from these zones, even on private Palestinian land, a policy that effectively confiscates additional land for Israeli settlements. The system is currently installed in about 25 illegal settlements, including Thko'a, Nokdim, Otniel, Beit Hagai, Eli, Rehelim, Tapu'ach, Mechora, Elon More, Talmon, and the sales continue to grow. The system is also used at the illegal Apartheid Wall, the wall around Gaza, and military bases. Motorola Solutions is therefore complicit in the dispossession of Palestinian residents of the West Bank, the violation of Palestinians' freedom of movement, and the ongoing expansion of illegal Israeli settlements.
In February 2012, Israel Railways awarded a tender for the installation of internet access on 630 carriages and all train stations to Motorola Solutions Israel. Apparently, the contract includes the A1 fast train line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is currently under construction. The A1 route crosses the Green Line international border into the occupied West Bank in two areas. In some parts the route passes through privately owned Palestinian lands. Any use of occupied Palestinian land and resources for an exclusively Israeli transportation project is illegal under international law.
In 2000, Motorola won a $100 million contract to provide the IDF with their specially-designed Vered Harim (Mountain Rose) cellular communications system. It has been installed in a wide range of armored vehicles, and is integrated with communications systems throughout the West Bank. Motorola is the provider of the primary mode of communication for the Israeli military, meaning that Israeli soldiers—whether operating checkpoints, firing on the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead, tear-gassing nonviolent protesters, or descending on the Free Gaza Flotilla in the middle of the night—are receiving their orders via a Motorola system.