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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Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals located in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Airbnb said Monday it will remove such listings, just ahead of the release of an HRW report criticizing them.Israel strongly denounced Airbnb's decision and threatened legal action against the company, while Palestinian officials welcomed it. The US-based rights group issued its report on Tuesday and called on Booking.com to follow Airbnb's "positive step". It says Airbnb, based in the United States, listed at least 139 properties in West Bank settlements between March and July.
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