Palestinians Sue Israeli Settlers in U.S. Court for the First Time

In March, two Palestinian-Americans and two Palestinian villages moved to intervene in a suit brought against Airbnb, a global home-rental online platform, in federal court in Delaware by users of Airbnb in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Airbnb settled the underlying claims and a Delaware judge ordered the case dismissed April 9. But on April 11, the Palestinian intervenors moved to continue their claims under international and domestic law despite the settlement. The intervention represents the first legal challenge brought by Palestinian landowners directly against Israeli settlers to appear in a U.S. court.

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