The Palestinian leadership on Friday welcomed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to draw up a blacklist of companies operating in the West Bank.
The resolution passed on Thursday requests the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to "produce a database of all companies" operating in the settlements. This list would be updated each year.
Ibrahim Khreisheh, Palestinian envoy to the Council, welcomed the adoption of the resolution as "a message of hope for our people."
"Israel continues to systematically violate the inalienable rights of the Palestinians and to enjoy impunity from the international community," he said.