(October 2, 2022 / JNS) Online hotels and travel company Booking.com has added safety warnings to sites in Judea and Samaria, Reuters reported on Saturday, but drew praise from the Israeli Foreign Ministry for not singling out Israeli communities.
According to the report, “The move was rebuked by Palestinian officials, who said the advisory should only be used for Israeli settlements.”
PLO Executive Committee member Abu Youssef called the move “unacceptable,” according to the report.
Booking.com currently advises clients to check their governments’ travel advisories for Judea and Samaria, which “may be considered conflict-affected.”
The Foreign Ministry said it had conducted a “discreet and efficient” dialogue with Booking.com to ensure that no distinction would be made between Israeli and Palestinian listings.
The safety warnings apply to some 40 regions worldwide.
Last month, Booking.com announced plans to add warnings to listings for properties located in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
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