Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 24, 2023

Arizona -- Partnerships with Israeli Defense Contractors Killing Palestinians

The Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems has built 11 spy towers, integrated fixed towers, on the Tohono O'odham Nation, including this one at Maish Vaya, in the heart of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Arizona -- Partnerships with Israeli Defense Contractors Killing Palestinians

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

In our reports on aircraft at the Arizona border, we have been searching for the name of the Israeli aircraft that flies here. We found the name, Israel Aerospace Industries, IAI, which led us to another discovery.

Raytheon Missiles in Tucson is in partnership with another Israeli defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and is developing weapons used against Palestinians. In Tucson, the University of Arizona announced earlier that Raytheon Missiles is one of its partners.
While I was a news reporter for Indian Country Today, the editors forbid me to even research the fact that Raytheon Missiles has a factory on the same land as the Navajo commercial farm, NAPI, Navajo Agricultural Products Industries, near Shiprock, NM, where corn and other crops are grown for potato chips and other products.

As was already known, Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense contractor, built the 11 spy towers now on the Tohono O'odham Nation, including a tower in the heart of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

The US Border Patrol uses these spy towers for live surveillance, putting vulnerable O'odham at risk of Border Patrol agents. Many U.S. Border Patrol agents have been convicted of murder, assault, serial rape, drug running, and "spotting" for the cartels to bring their drug loads across the border.

During a Congressional hearing on border agent crime, the US admitted that prior to 2004, over 130 agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been arrested, charged, or otherwise prosecuted on corruption charges. The convictions include migrant and drug smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy. The crimes by U.S. Border Patrol agents have increased.

Today, in England, activists are shutting down Elbit manufacturers, and going to jail for it, protesting the weapons manufacturers of weaponized drones used against Palestinians. The Israeli killing spree of women, children, and youth continues in Palestine.

This week, IAI, Israeli-made aircraft, flew from the Arizona border at Nogales to a remote landing strip north of Reno, Nevada, as shown on Flight Radar.

U.S. Military's Disregard for Human Life

(Below) The U.S. military's disregard for the lives of O'odham is obvious, as it uses the airspace above the Tohono O'odham Nation for jet fighter training. The private company ATAC, based at Luke Airforce in the Phoenix area, has a history of fatal crashes, including one on Fallon Paiute Shoshone land in Nevada. The U.S. just announced it is sending F16s to the Ukraine, and training the pilots. Russia warned this will escalate the war. (Photo one of the many ATAC jets involved in jet fighter training today above the Tohono O'odham Nation. Flight Radar 24 screenshot.)

(Below)This enormous Airforce Statrotanker circling above the Tohono O'odham Nation on Monday shows the total disregard for human life. It carries fuel to refuel jets in the air, putting O'odham below at tremendous risk. These regularly fly in the airspace above the Tohono O'odham Nation.


Palestine Action blocks arms drone company producing for Elbit on 24th day of action today:

Raytheon to start making Israeli missiles in U.S.

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