Apr 10, 2019

Airbnb reverses ban on West Bank settlement listings

Airbnb has reversed its decision to remove rental listings of homes located inside Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Airbnb said it would now donate all proceeds from rentals in the West Bank to humanitarian organisations. Why did Airbnb ban the listings in the first place? Airbnb said that under the terms of a settlement it would "Not move forward with implementing the removal of listings in the West Bank from the platform". An Amnesty International report published earlier in the year argued that Airbnb was among the digital tourism companies profiting from "War crimes" by offering services in West Bank settlements.

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