U.N. rights office issues report on companies active in West Bank settlements

Reuters |
Published: 02.12.20 , 16:15
The United Nations human rights office on Wednesday issued a report on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a long-delayed move likely to draw the ire of Israel and its main ally the United States.
"While the settlements as such are regarded as illegal under international law, this report does not provide a legal characterization of the activities in question, or of business enterprises involvement in them," the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said.