A publicly traded American company operating an online vacation rental platform. The company offers listings in over 220 countries and regions globally.
Airbnb offers listings of accommodation in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land.
Aribnb’s website advertises listings in 39 settlements in the occupied West Bank including Avnei Hefetz, Kdumim, Itamar, Ariel, Ma’ale Levona, Eli, Shiloh, Ofra, Har Adar, Matityahu, Giv’at Ze’ev, Giv’on HaHadasha, Oranit, Elkana, Barkan, Sha’arei Tikva, Karnei Shomron, Ets Efraim, Alei Zahav, Na’ale, Ma’ale Adumim, Neve Daniel, Elazar, Efrat, Tekoa, Bat Ayin, Kfar Adumim, Kalia (Kalya), Kiryat Arba, Nokdim, Almon (Anatot), Rimonim, Hashmona’im, Netiv HaGdud, Kida, Zufim, Shadmot Mehola, Yakir and Elon Moreh. The majority of the listings found were mislabeled as properties in “Israel”.
Additionally, listings were found in 6 settlement neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem including Gilo, Har Homa (Homat Shmuel), Ramot Alon (Ramot), Pisgat Ze’ev, French Hill (Giv’at Shapira), and East Talpiot (Armon HaNatziv). The locations of all listings found were mislabeled as located in “Jerusalem, Israel”.
Listings were also found in 15 settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan including El-Rum, Merom Golan, Ein Zivan, Ani’am, Kidmat Tsvi, Katzrin, Ramat Magshimim, Nov, Avnei Eitan, Eliad, Bnei Yehuda, Ma’ale Gamla, Ramot, Ne’ot Golan and Giva’at Yoav. All listings found were mislabeled as located in “Israel”.
For more read Who Profits flash report Touring Israeli Settlements: Business and Pleasure for the Economy of Occupation.
For more on Airbnb’s retracted decision to de-list settlement properties, and its complicity in the plunder of Palestinian refugee properties from 1948, read Who Profits report Profiting through Dispossession: Another Side of Airbnb’s Complicity.