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Israel, the Un publishes a black list of companies that support the settlements in the west bank
the JERUSALEM (AsiaNews/Agencies) - From Airbnb to Bookoing, from the Expedia Group at Motorola Solutions, are only some of the 112 companies - some of which are among the giants of e-commerce, which - according to the United Nations - carry out illegal activities in the israeli settlements in the west bank. You learn it by Asianews. The list is contained in a report presented yesterday by president Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High commissioner for human rights (Ohchr), and has already raised the fierce condemnation of the israeli government, while the palestinians speak of a “victory for international law”.

The crisis is strengthening after the"agreement of the century" of Trump. The relationship of the organism and the Un comes at a time of deep tension between Israel and Palestine, which has increased in the last period following the publication of the so-called “Agreement of the century” of the Us president Donald Trump. A peace plan that has created more tension and resulted in palestinian attacks against israelis, and the tough response of the army with the star of David.

Equipment to demolish belong to the palestinians. The study, published yesterday, is the party in 2016 on the initiative of the Council of the Un for human rights, which has given the mandate to the Ohchr to provide a database of companies involved in specific activities linked to the settlements. This includes: supply of equipment and materials that facilitate the expansion of settlements and the barrier in the west bank; the supply of equipment for demolition, private property and houses of palestinians, farms, greenhouses, olive groves, fields of crops; supply of equipment and services for the maintenance of the settlements, banking operations and financial he help maintain or develop the settlements, including housing loans.

Netanyahu: “those Who boycott will be boycotted” . Close to the turn of the screw from the publication of the report came the harsh comment from the israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who warns that “those who boycott will be boycotted,” referring to the blacklist of companies. “Instead of focusing on human rights, he added, the commission only seeks to denigrate Israel.” He is echoed by the Foreign minister, Yisrael Katz, that bubble to the document as a “shameful surrender to the pressures of Countries and organizations”, as well as a “stain” on the Ohchr. Even criticism by the opposition leader Benny Gantz (coalition, Blue, White), according to which the publication is “a dark day for human rights”.

The palestinian Authority: "the Victory of the rights international". "Different, as obvious, the reaction in the palestinian. The minister of Foreign affairs of the palestinian authority, speaks of “the victory of the rights of the international and diplomatic efforts aimed at draining the resources of the colonial system” that is represented “by the illegal settlements in the palestinian Territories”. Controversy and confrontations placed in the account by the Un, as confirmed by president Michelle Bachelet, who says he is aware that “the question is, and will continue to be controversial”.

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