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19 Sep 2022

Hagar ShezafJonathan LisNoa ShpigelHadar Kane, Haaretz

Booking.com to Add 'Safety and Human Rights Warning' to West Bank Settlements

The online travel reservation service Booking.com is planning on adding a warning to all properties in the West Bank owned by Israelis within a few days, stating that "visiting the area may be accompanied by an increased risk to safety and human rights, or other risks to the local community and visitors."

According to a report by "Hatzinor" television program, the English version of the warning will also include the word "occupied", and the company is also contemplating making the same changes for properties in East Jerusalem.

The exact wording of the statement is not final, though it's clear that it will be published on all of Booking.com's platforms, not just the Hebrew version of the website.

"Our goal is to make it easier for every person to experience the world," the website said in a statement. "In accordance with this goal, we are attempting to ensure that our clients have information needed in order to make decisions about destinations they wish to visit."