“This excuse to avoid confronting us and our concerns directly, and attempt to justify its illegal, retaliatory firings, is a lie,” the group said in a statement.

The company’s contract with Israel, also known as Project Nimbus, allows the Israeli government to access cloud and artificial intelligence services for defense purposes as part of a “multi-year, large-scale flagship project” started in 2019  according to Israel’s Government Procurement Administration.

No Tech for Apartheid did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.