A general view shows a road leading to the Jewish West Bank settlement of Dolev where rental properties listed on Airbnb are offered February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Home-renting company Airbnb Inc. said Monday that it would remove listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood.Some 500,000 Israelis live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas that are also home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.Palestinians have said that by contributing to the settlement economy, Airbnb, like other companies doing business in the West Bank, helps perpetuate Israel's settlement enterprise.
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