Facebook: ban settlement ads
To Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc:
We were shocked to see ads for illegal Israeli settlements on Facebook. The establishment and expansion of settlements is considered a war crime. Settlements are a main cause of violence and discrimination in the region. Facebook's advertising guidelines state that "Ads may not constitute, facilitate or promote illegal activity." We therefore call upon you to ban all advertisements for settlement homes or settlement based products from showing on Facebook.
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Thousands of Israelis and supporters of the occupation have seen ads on Facebook - the world’s largest social network - offering them to buy homes in settlements like Modi’in and Ariel. These settlements are symbols of discrimination and violence that we’re all struggling to put an end to. Facebook’s terms of service say it’s prohibited to run ads offering illegal products. Settlements are not just illegal, building them is considered a war crime by the international community.
We can make Facebook remove these ads and prevent similar ads from showing up on their page: If 100,000 of us sign this petition, Avaaz will create a media storm that will reach millions of Facebook users, increasing the pressure on Facebook’s executives. Similar campaigns have succeeded in getting Facebook to remove ads for illegal and offensive products, and it will work for Palestine if enough of us join this campaign. We need all your voices to win.
Sign the petition below calling on Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, to ban all ads offering settlement homes, so that these ads stop showing up on the social network. Sign the petition.