The Council on human rights, the UN said Wednesday, January 31, to date 206 companies doing business with the «green line».
The UN report, which quoted by Reuters news Agency States that «commercial activity is one of the main factors in promoting, maintaining and expanding Israeli settlements. «These settlements affect the demographic situation in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967 and threatened the right of Palestinian people to self-determination», — stated in the report.
According to the UN document, 143 companies from the «black list» are based in Israel or in settlements, 22 in the United States, and 19 in other countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK.
Reuters notes that the report does not mention the name of the company, and there is no call for their boycott. However, it States that the management of companies operating in the occupied territories must weigh the need for these activities and conduct to respect human rights.
However, Israeli media, including radio «Kahn Beth» and the website Ynet reported that the Council on human rights, the UN postponed the publication of the «blacklist» under pressure from Israel and the United States.
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