In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on Airbnb international home-sharing site in Nofei Prat settlement at the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Airbnb is coming under Palestinian criticism for such listings, which some find misleading for failing to mention the property is on occupied land.The Palestinians say that by contributing to the settlement economy, Airbnb, like other companies doing business in the West Bank, helps perpetuate Israel's settlement enterprise. Alarming to Israel has been an international movement calling for boycotts against settlement products or any company doing business in the West Bank.While the Human Rights Watch report said it was not calling for a boycott, it urged businesses to cease their settlement operations. The report said Palestinian laborers in the settlements are often paid well below Israeli minimum wage, and that companies operating in settlements receive preferential treatment over Palestinian rivals.Settlements stretching the entire length of the West Bank play host to Airbnb properties, according to the site's listings.
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