UN releases database of companies operating in illegal West Bank settlements

UN releases database of companies operating in illegal West Bank settlements

Mondoweiss

February 12, 2020

“The list names 112 business enterprises ā€” 94 Israeli and 18 international ā€” that have ties to illegal settlements, and are involved in one or more of the following 10 activities as stated by the OHCHR:

  • The supply of equipment and materials facilitating the construction and the expansion of settlements and the wall, and associated infrastructures;
  • The supply of surveillance and identification equipment for settlements, the wall and checkpoints directly linked with settlements;
  • The supply of equipment for the demolition of housing and property, the destruction of agricultural farms, greenhouses, olive groves and crops;
  • The supply of security services, equipment and materials to enterprises operating in settlements;
  • The provision of services and utilities supporting the maintenance and existence of settlements, including transport;
  • Banking and financial operations helping to develop, expand or maintain settlements and their activities, including loans for housing and the development of businesses;
  • The use of natural resources, in particular water and land, for business purposes;
  • Pollution, and the dumping of waste in or its transfer to Palestinian villages;
  • Captivity of the Palestinian financial and economic markets, as well as practices that disadvantage Palestinian enterprises, including through restrictions on movement, administrative and legal constraints;
  • Use of benefits and reinvestments of enterprises owned totally or partially by settlers for developing, expanding and maintaining the settlements.”

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