Israel’s foreign minister has said the country will cut ties with the United Nations’ human rights commissioner after her office published a list of 112 companies with business links to settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The decision to release the database of firms, which includes travel giants TripAdvisor, Expedia and Airbnb, ignited fury in Israel with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling the body “biased” and the move an attempt to “blacken Israel’s name”.

In 2016 the UN’s human rights council commissioned a “database” of companies deemed to be linked to or supportive of the settlements, which are illegal under international law.

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