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Israel/Palestine: Airbnb overturns decision to remove listings in West Bank following lawsuits

Author: AFP, Published on: 12 April 2019

"Airbnb reverses decision to remove listings in occupied West Bank", 10 Apr 2019

Home-sharing platform Airbnb on Tuesday announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings to end lawsuits brought by hosts...

The agreement settles all legal actions brought by hosts and potential hosts who went to court with concerns about listings, according to Airbnb... Israeli lawyers filed a class action suit against Airbnb in November immediately after it said it planned to remove from its rental listings Jewish settler homes in the West Bank "that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians."...

"Airbnb will not move forward with implementing the removal of listings in the West Bank from the platform," the San Francisco-based company said Tuesday in a news release. "We will continue to allow listings throughout all of the West Bank, but Airbnb will take no profits from this activity in the region."...

Profit generated from Airbnb listings in the West Bank will be donated to non-profit groups dedicated to humanitarian aid in various parts of the world, according to the startup...

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