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The full list: Who are the 112 companies complicit in Israel's illegal settlement industry?

Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. [Getty]

Date of publication: 13 February, 2020

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The list released by the UN human rights office is the first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses connected to Israel's settlement industry.

The UN human rights office on Wednesday released a list of 112 companies it said are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

It is the first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses connected to Israel's settlement industry.

The Human Rights Council first agreed to create the database in 2016, and began reviewing over 300 companies for business practices involving Israeli settlements which are considered illegal under international law.

The report could lead to a public shaming of the companies involved and buttress the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a grassroots campaign that hopes to pressure Israel through action against companies.

The list is dominated by Israeli companies, including leading banks, construction companies, supermarkets and mobile phone operators.

There are, however, also several prominent international firms, including travel companies like Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Opodo. Many offer vacation rentals in the settlements.

Read more: The history of Israeli settlements since 1967

Other names include consumer food maker General Mills, tech and communications giants Motorola Solutions and Altice Europe, and infrastructure companies like France's Egis and Alstom and British company JC Bamford Excavators.

Accommodation-sharing company Airbnb last year backtracked on plans to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings, saying that it took the decision to end lawsuits brought against it by the hosts.

Below is the full list of companies active in Israeli settlements:

1 Afikim Public Transportation Ltd. (Israel)
2 Airbnb Inc. E (United States)
3 American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.  (Israel)
4 Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd. (Israel)
5 Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd. (Israel)
6 Angel Bakeries E, (Israel)
7 Archivists Ltd. (Israel)
8 Ariel Properties Group (Israel)
9 Ashtrom Industries Ltd. (Israel)
10 Ashtrom Properties Ltd. (Israel)
11 Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd. (Israel)
12 Bank Hapoalim B.M. (Israel)
13 Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. (Israel)
14 Bank of Jerusalem Ltd. (Israel)
15 Beit Haarchiv Ltd. (Israel)
16 Bezeq, the Israel Telecommunication
Corp Ltd. (Israel)
17 Booking.com (Netherlands)
18 C Mer Industries Ltd. (Israel)
19 Café Café Israel Ltd. (Israel)
20 Caliber 3 (Israel)
21 Cellcom Israel Ltd. (Israel)
22 Cherriessa Ltd. (Israel)
23 Chish Nofei Israel Ltd. (Israel)
24 Citadis Israel Ltd. (Israel)
25 Comasco Ltd. (Israel)
26 Darban Investments Ltd. (Israel)
27 Delek Group Ltd. (Israel)
28 Delta Israel (Israel)
29 Dor Alon Energy in Israel 1988 Ltd. (Israel)
30 Egis Rail (France) 
31 Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd. (Israel)
32 Energix Renewable Energies Ltd. (Israel)
33 EPR Systems Ltd. (Israel)
34 Extal Ltd. (Israel)
35 Expedia Group Inc. (United States)
36 Field Produce Ltd. (Israel)
37 Field Produce Marketing Ltd. (Israel)
38 First International Bank of Israel Ltd. (Israel)
39 Galshan Shvakim Ltd. (Israel)
40 General Mills Israel Ltd. (Israel)
41 Hadiklaim Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd. (Israel)
42 Hot Mobile Ltd. (Israel)
43 Hot Telecommunications Systems Ltd. (Israel)
44 Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd. (Israel)l
45 Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (Israel)
46 Israel Railways Corporation Ltd. (Israel)
47 Italek Ltd. (Israel)
48 JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. (United Kingdom)
49 Jerusalem Economy Ltd. (Israel)
50 Kavim Public Transportation Ltd. (Israel)
51 Lipski Installation and Sanitation Ltd. (Israel)
52 Matrix IT Ltd. (Israel)
53 Mayer Davidov Garages Ltd. (Israel)
54 Mekorot Water Company Ltd. (Israel)
55 Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. (Israel)
56 Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd. (Israel)
57 Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd. (Israel)
58 Modi'in Ezrachi Group Ltd. (Israel)
59 Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd. (Israel)
60 Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd. (Israel)
61 Municipal Bank Ltd. (Israel)
62 Naaman Group Ltd. (Israel)
63 Nof Yam Security Ltd. (Israel)
64 Ofertex Industries 1997 Ltd. (Israel)
65 Opodo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
66 Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd. (Israel)
67 Partner Communications Company Ltd. (Israel)
68 Paz Oil Company Ltd. (Israel)
69 Pelegas Ltd. (Israel)
70 Pelephone Communications Ltd. (Israel)
71 Proffimat S.R. Ltd. (Israel)
72 Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd. (Israel)
73 Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Communication Ltd. (Israel)
74 Re/Max Israel (Israel)
75 Shalgal Food Ltd. (Israel)
76 Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd. (Israel)
77 Shufersal Ltd. (Israel)
78 Sonol Israel Ltd. (Israel)
79 Superbus Ltd. (Israel)
80 Supergum Industries 1969 Ltd. (Israel)
81 Tahal Group International (Netherlands)
82 TripAdvisor Inc. (United States)
83 Twitoplast Ltd. (Israel)
84 Unikowsky Maoz Ltd. (Israel)
85 YES (Israel)
86 Zakai Agricultural Know-how and inputs Ltd. (Israel)
87 ZF Development and Construction (Israel)
88 ZMH Hammermand Ltd. (Israel)
89 Zorganika Ltd. (Israel)
90 Zriha Hlavin Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Below are the business enterprises involved as parent companies:

91 Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd. (Israel)
92 Alstom S.A. (France)
93 Altice Europe (Netherlands)
94 Amnon Mesilot Ltd. (Israel)
95 Ashtrom Group Ltd. (Israel)
96 Booking Holdings Inc. (United States)
97 Brand Industries Ltd. (Israel)
98 Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (Israel)
99 eDreams ODIGEO S.A. (Luxembourg)
100 Egis S.A. (France)
101 Electra Ltd. (Israel)
102 Export Investment Company Ltd. (Israel)
103 General Mills Inc. (United States)
104 Hadar Group (Israel)
105 Hamat Group Ltd. (Israel)
106 Indorama Ventures P.C.L. (Thailand)
107 Kardan N.V. (Netherlands)
108 Mayer's Cars and Trucks Co. Ltd. (Israel)
109 Motorola Solutions Inc. (United States)
110 Natoon Group (Israel)
111 Villar International Ltd. (Israel)

Below are business enterprises involved as licensors or franchisors:

112 Greenkote P.L.C. (United Kingdom)

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