Blacklisted Israeli companies
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was established on March 15, 2006 by the United Nations general assembly by resolution 60/251 to replace the poor UN commission on Human Rights. In 2016 the Un Human Rights Council approved a resolution to collect a list of all international companies and Israeli operating in the illegal settlements. More than fifty years ago the United Nations Security Council passed the now famous resolution 242. Famous for what? Famous for its repeated violation by Israel. But since its adpption in 1967 Israel has gone further by entrenching its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories through illegal settlements. It is apposite to note that the country which has violated nearly all resolutions of United Nations is Israel. Israeli Government has overtly financed and funded Israeli Jews to live in the occupied territories by offering all sorts of incentives. Housing are subsidized at a rate which is quasi hundred per cent. Resolution 242 is also a basis for two-state solution as per OSLO AGREEMENT.
Some basic figures about the Illegal settlements:
- More than 750,000 illegal settlers (specially Jews with extremists views) in the occupied Palestinian territories.
- More than 120 outposts and more than 145 settlements.
- 42% of West Bank land are controlled by settlements.
- 86% (yes no mistake 86%) of East Jerusalem for Israeli state and settler use.
And what is more revolting for any person with some ounces of Justice in his body is that the majority of settlements have been built totally or partly on private Palestinian property.
Despite the usual pressures from Israel, United States of America and the ZIONIST lobby the Council will release next month an updated list of the blacklisted companies. Mrs Tranot-Goldstein, CEO of Hot Telecommunication system Ltd was so alarmed that she wrote a letter to the fascist Prime Minister of Israel Mr Benjamin Netanyahu saying: ˝ we believe the inclusion of Israeli companies in the UN Human Rights Council’s blacklist might expose those companies to legal procedures, prompting International corporations to pull out of their investments in Israel.˝ she even urged the Israeli government to intervene to prevent the publication of this list. ˝Handling this matter is a national interest of the utmost importance.˝ she added as concluding remark in her letter.
In January 2018 the Council made a list of 206 companies operating illegally in the West Bank. The report of 2018 said: ˝The violations of Palestine Human Rights associated with the Israeli settlements are pervasive, devastating, reaching every facet of Palestinian life.˝ Some companies that could be on the list are:
- Coca cola;
- Bezeq Telecommunications;
- Teva Pharceutical Industries.
The report of 2018 also added ˝ owing to settlement development and infrastructure, Palestinians suffer from restrictions on freedom of religion, movement and education; their rights to land and water; access to livelihood and their right to an adequate standard of living; their rights to family life and many fundamental rights.˝
Israel has occupied the West Bank including East Jerusalem since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. For Israel, Jerusalem is the ˝Undivided and eternal capital.˝ The majority of countries in the world has never recognised that move…