Cisco is an US-based public company that designs and sells a broad range of technologies, with a wide range of involvement in Israel’s occupation. In 2018, Cisco announced a collaboration with the Israeli government for the establishment of some 100 technological hubs. Cisco technology equipped hubs have been established on occupied Syrian and Palestinian land. Two of the 10 hubs opened to date are located in occupied territories, one in the occupied Syrian Golan located at HaEmir junction, between the settlement of Shaal and Odem, and one in the settlement regional council of Mateh Binyamin, occupied West Bank. At least one additional hub is planned in the Golan and three others to serve settlements in the West Bank. Additionally, twenty-six are planned for Jerusalem, including occupied East Jerusalem.
Cisco also cut a multi-million NIS 3 year deal with the Israeli military to upgrade their defense networks, in 2017. Cisco servers are to be delivered through the Israeli company Bynet Data Communication Ltd. (a member of the Rad-Bynet Group). The company is also complicit in Israel’s growing visual surveillance apparatus in occupied East Jerusalem.