Amnesty International: 300,000 people are demanding a cessation of support to settlements

Amnesty International said it has submitted a petition to Trip Advisor signed by more than 300,000 people from all over the world urging the company to remove its listings in settlements, urgently.

Amnesty International said in a statement that while Israel is intensifying the construction of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in flagrant defiance of international law, we call on the website of Trip Advisor to urgently remove its listings listed in the settlements.

Amnesty International called on Trip Advisor to send a clear message that it will no longer contribute to human rights violations.

Amnesty International submitted a petition to Tripp Adviser, Stephen Couver, signed by more than 300,000 people from all over the world, calling on the company to withdraw from illegal settlements. The company did not respond to Amnesty International's requests for comment.

Amnesty International said: With the sharp increase in settlement expansion and continued attacks on Palestinians and their property by some Israeli settlers, it is more important than ever that companies not give greater legitimacy to settlements by doing business in them.

Saleh Hijazi, deputy director of the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said: “Israeli settlements violate international law and amount to war crimes. Companies operating in settlements contribute to human rights violations, and implicitly support Israel's policy to compel Palestinians to Leaving their homes, and crushing their basic rights. "

He added: “It is a shame that the Trip Advisor failed to update its policies, even while Israel is moving forward with land seizures with increasing violence, which would increase the suffering of the Palestinians. The company must adhere to its responsibility to respect human rights and refrain from Contribution to war crimes. "

 

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