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UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements

Author: Oliver Holmes, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 12 February 2020

The UN has published a list of companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories...

“I am conscious this issue has been, and will continue to be, highly contentious,” said Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights... "after an extensive and meticulous review process, we are satisfied this fact-based report reflects the serious consideration that has been given to this unprecedented and highly complex mandate”...

The Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, lauded the report as a “victory for international law and diplomatic efforts”...

Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli president, warned against threats of boycotts. “We call on our friends around the world to speak out against this shameful initiative.”

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