PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly supports the efforts of Palestinian tech entrepreneurs who have written to PayPal’s CEO Dan Schulman, and she calls on him “to extend service to Palestinians as PayPal already serves the Israeli settlers living illegally among them.”
She stressed, “Without access to PayPal, Palestinian entrepreneurs, nonprofits and others face routine difficulties in receiving payments for business and charitable purposes. PayPal’s absence is also problematic for the overall economy as IT is one of the only sectors with the potential to grow under status quo conditions of the Israeli occupation.
PayPal proudly pronounced its values of inclusion and fairness when it terminated plans to open a new operations center in North Carolina due to the state’s enactment of discriminatory legislation.”
“We hope PayPal can exhibit the same courage and leadership in ensuring that Palestinians can have access to PayPal’s services, regardless of ethnicity or religion,” Dr. Ashrawi concluded.