Allegations that Sony equipment has been used in Israeli missiles bombing Gaza Strip

On 11 August 2014, Press TV published allegations that "cameras and high tech control boards" manufactured by the Japanese company Sony had been used in Israeli missles that had bombed the Gaza strip.

On 12 September 2014, Sony informed the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre that it would not respond to the allegations.

In an article published on 8 September 2014 in the Japanese daily broadsheet Tokyo Shimbun (article not freely available on the internet), Sony is quoted as having stated that the company "does not design, manufacture, or sell weapons or any products intended for use in weapons". 

 

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Article
14 September 2014

Evidence shows Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

Author: Press TV

A piece of an Israeli rocket discovered by Press TV correspondent in Gaza showed that Sony Corporation has provided the Israel regime with cameras and high-tech control boards to equip its missiles.

A camera apparently manufactured by Sony has been mounted on the rocket piece to help Israeli warplanes choose their targets in the Gaza Strip.

The discovery comes as Israel launched a military offensive in Gaza on July 8 and has since carried out a large number of airstrikes across the blockaded enclave. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the besieged Palestinian territory on July 17.

At least 1,942 Palestinians, including 470 children, have so far been killed and nearly 10,000 injured in the offensive. ...

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Company non-response
14 September 2014

Sony did not respond to: Evidence shows Sony helps Israel in Gaza war

Author: Sony