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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012


Since the launch of our petition to Intel to close its manufacturing plants in "Kiryat Gat" a few days ago, we have gathered more than 1200 signatures. Thus, we are well on the way to meet our goal of 5000 signatures. But we depend on your help to achieve this!

Please sign and invite your friends to sign our petition to Intel that it must close its manufacturing plants in "Kiryat Gat". The petition is available at If you do not have a Facebook account, please see the alternative ways you can act below.


The original inhabitants of Iraq Al-Manshiya and the nearby village of Faluja were expelled from their villages in 1949 by Israel contrary to international law and an armistice agreement which Israel itself signed earlier that year on 24 February 1949. This agreement, which was co-signed by the UN mediator, the American Ralph Bunche, guaranteed the safety of land, property and the people of Iraq Al-Manshiya and Faluja, and their right to remain in their villages. According to Zionist historian Benny Morris, the villagers of Iraq Al-Manshiya (and Faluja) were expelled by "intimidation using all means". There are now 24,000 Iraq Al-Manshiya refugees, living in refugee camps in Jordan (15,000) and in the West Bank (9,000). Some of these refugees are now US citizens, living in the US and paying taxes.

Intel built and operates two manufacturing plants, known as Fab 18 and Fab 28, which it opened in 1999 and 2009, respectively on Iraq Al-Manshiya land which belongs partly to US citizens (see Palestine Land Society map). Intel did this without the knowledge of the owners of the land or their permission. Thus, the company is in violation of international law and is trespassing on privately-owned US citizens' property.


Join us in demanding Intel shut down and dismantle its manufacturing plants in Israel. The company must stop profiting from its operations on land stolen from Palestinian refugees that it is trespassing. Please sign the petition, invite your friends to sign, and help us by sending this message to all your contacts. We have so far gathered more than 1200 signatures. But our goal is 5000. We depend on your help to achieve this!


Alternatively, please CALL AND WRITE TO:

Paul S. Otellini Intel President and Chief Executive Officer at Tel: 408-765-5551

AND use this online form:

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