Palestinian FM: UN black list release, International law truimph
The Foreign Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA)called the publication of a list of Israel-affiliated human rights violator corporations, a triumph of international law.
Iran Press/ Middle East: Riyadh al-Maliki welcomed the publication of human rights violators list by the UN Human Rights Office and called for halting settlement constructions in the occupied territories of Palestine.
The UN Office for Human Rights on Wednesday released a 'blacklist' of companies linked to the illegal settlements of the Israeli regime in the West Bank.
The UN said in a statement that 112 commercial companies associated with Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory have been identified and listed on the international body's blacklist, stressing that the settlements are considered illegal under international law.
On December 23, 2016, the UN in its resolution No. 2334 called on the Israeli regime to immediately and completely stop all of its settlement constructions, but the regime is still keeping on its illegal construction activities under the protection of the US, ignoring the demand of the international community.
Building settlements, the Israeli regime seeks to restructure the Palestinian territories demographics and to judaize the regions to consolidate and advance its occupation goals. 207