Just Peace Advocates is concerned that components manufactured by the Canadian company, Actuonix Motion Devices are being used by the Israeli military.
Specifically, Who Profits, an independent research center dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy indicates that Actuonix Motion Devices components were used during the Israeli military repression of the March of Return.
In particular, Who Profits indicates that the Israeli military introduced a new tear gas drone that included these components. Indication is the drone, Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) Matrice 600, was redesigned by Israeli Border Police, which substituted the camera in a tear-gas shooting device, connected to the DJI drone by an Actuonix system.
If Actuonix Motion Devices has not already done so, they are urged to take all steps necessary to ensure that their company’s activities are in compliance with international law governing war crimes by ending all association with projects with the Israeli military. Actuonix Motion Devices is reminded that in Canada, parties that are complicit in war crimes are liable to criminal prosecution under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.
Actuonix, located in Victoria, British Columbia is one of several companies listed by Who Profits as being involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Others include the Montreal based Bombardier and WSP. In February 2020, the France based company, Alstrom announced it had purchased Bombardier Transportation. Alstrom is on the United Nations “blacklist.”
The following letter has been sent to Actuonix Motion Devices asking about the current status of their components being used by the Israeli military, and urging Actuonix to take steps to ensure none of their components are being used in facilitating war crimes under international law.
Just Peace Advocates remains concerned about Canadian companies complicit in military occupation and illegal settlement. Earlier letters sent to WSP and Bombardier asking about their involvement in the Jerusalem light rail have not received responses.
Photo credit: The DJI drone with a Mavic 2 Enterprise Speaker used the Israeli army during West Bank protests. (YouTube screenshot). Check out an article regarding the use of DJI in Kafr Qaddum in February 2020.