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For Second Time in a Month, PayPal Shuts Account of French Anti-Israel Boycotters

Benjamin Weinthal
27th February 2018 - Quoted by The Tower

For the second time in 30 days, PayPal, the global payment service, has shut the account of a group of French anti-Israel boycotters, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

Weinthal confirmed that PayPal had shut the account of the pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group, Jewish French Union for Peace (UJFP) on Monday. UJFP can no longer accept donations through the service.

“Due to customer confidentiality, we cannot comment on the details of any specific PayPal account. However, we would like to stress that PayPal has zero tolerance for the use of our secure payments platform to facilitate illegal activities. We make every effort to comply with laws and regulations around the world,” a PayPal spokesperson told Weinthal. “Compliance with these laws is something we take very seriously. We carefully review questionable activities reported to us and discontinue our relationship with account holders found to violate our policies.”

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