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Protest held outside London Airbnb office over West Bank property de-listings

London: A demonstration has been held outside the London office of Airbnb, in protest at its decision to remove listed properties in West Bank settlements.

Last week, the company said it would no longer host around 200 rental properties in the West Bank after a human rights report criticised Airbnb for “facilitating” the occupation by making settlements profitable.

The organisers of the demonstration outside the company’s Compton Street office disseminated mock-up marketing material under the banner featuring the words: “Airbnb for everyone – except Jews in Judea and Samaria”.

Settlers have accused the company of “outrageous discrimination” and filed lawsuits, however campaigners say renting settlement properties is done “under conditions of inherent discrimination, Israelis and foreigners may pay to stay, but Palestinians may not”.

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