This article is published in the Electronic Intifada.
Agents working for the US-headquartered real estate giant RE/MAX are promoting themselves as specialists in property built in Israel’s settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
The Colorado-based corporation which says it operates in nearly 100 countries was identified as responsible by a 2013 United Nations’ probe for how its Israeli franchises sell houses and apartments in the occupied West Bank.
The Electronic Intifada contacted an agent by telephone, asking him why he is selling property built on illegally occupied land in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank.
“I don’t know what illegally occupied is,” he said. “I deal with Jerusalem. I’m not sure what you mean by East Jerusalem.”
Asked if he was familiar with the Fourth Geneva Convention, the agent replied “I’m not getting into politics” before hanging up.
Searches on the RE/MAX Israel website also suggest the company may be engaging in deliberate obfuscation of its West Bank settlement listings.
Read more at the Electronic Intifada.
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