Before leaving her beloved position as chancellor of one of the strongest nations in Europe and in the world, Angela Merkel pays a visit to the leading nation of the Middle East. This is a very important visit as Merkel is known for a strong support of Israel. This, however, is not what I want to address. The great nation transferred 100 million dollars to the Palestinian authorities and there are many who are frustrated with prime minister Naftali Bennett for not stopping this act.I can understand their frustration and here’s why:
Germany transferred this amount to the Palestinian authorities to support Palestinian citizen in the area, and even though there are great intentions behind this act, it will definitely hurt Israeli citizens (both Jewish, Arab, and other minority groups) one way or the other.
First of all, this money will 100% not go to the welfare of the Palestinian citizens, but rather to support Hamas and terror acts against Israeli citizens. So let me measure you, the citizens will not see a penny.
If this is not enough of a problem, Palestinian authorities will use the money to invade more territory in C Regions, through building more villages and expanding their agricultural fields. I am a big supporter of co- existence, especially in controversial places such as this, but the whole point of an act like this one is to push Israel to the corner as Israel knows that as soon as they will try to take back control over the C regions, the world will turn against Israel and will accuse it for inhuman acts and harm to innocent people. The worst thing of all is that it will probably be true because the “invaders” are most likely to be ordinary citizens who have nothing to do with Hamas and harming them will actually be a crime.
If I was part of the Israeli authority, I would use my resources for a campaign, showing what is actually going on in Israel. The main problem and the reason to why there is so much support to the Palestinians in the media is their great campaign on social media. Weather you actually support Palestine or completely clueless about the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, the news, social media are all supporting and spreading the Palestinians as the main victims of the story (I do believe that there is some truth in that) and therefore spreading the Palestinian side of the story, completely neglecting the Israeli side (which in fact I do not think is perfect and could have done better to go towards the Palestinians). Of course there are many other reason to why Israel is actually losing this conflict on the global level (anti- semitism is a big one) but bad campaign is the main one.