Paypal - stop discriminating against Palestinians
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Paypal is supposed to be a service that breaks down barriers, allowing people to buy and sell around the world – but not for Palestinians. PayPal doesn't allow Palestinians in the Occupied Territories to use their services- so they can't run a business, raise money for a charity, send cash to a relative or anything else.
The worst thing is that Israeli citizens living illegally in West Bank settlements, sometimes just metres from Palestinians, can use Paypal.
Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank live on the same land, use the same currency, but are being treated differently by Paypal. Sounds terribly like apartheid to us.
This blatant discrimination must stop. Paypal is operates in 203 countries around the world, including Somalia and Yemen.
This petition to Paypal in Australia is part of a wider global effort around the globe. In the last 8 months there was a global social media campaign #paypal4Palestine; Palestinian tech businesses wrote to Paypal begging for access; British MP’s moved a motion in parliament, and a petition of over 150,000 signatures was delivered to Paypal’s San Jose headquarters.
It is Australia’s turn to keep the momentum going on this campaign.
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