A productive Arab draws the ire
of the Obama Administration
When they’re doing something positive they become the focus of US foreign policy, only when they’re blowing up Jews do they get the soft treatment. KGS
The last thing that Abu Mohammed al-Najjar wants is for Israel to succumb to US and European pressure and halt construction in the West Bank settlements.
As far as the 58-year-old laborer is concerned, freezing the construction would be a disaster not only for him and his family, but for thousands of other Palestinians working in various settlements in the West Bank.
Of course, this does not mean that they support Israel’s policy of construction in the settlements. But for them, it’s simply a matter of being able to support their families.
“I don’t care what the leaders say and do,” al-Najjar told The Jerusalem Post at one of the new construction sites in Ma’aleh Adumim. “I need to feed my seven children, and that’s all I care about for now.”
The phenomenon of Palestinians building new homes for Jewish settlers is not new. In fact, Palestinian laborers have been working in the construction business from the first day the settlements began in the West Bank.
Today, Palestinian Authority officials estimate, more than 12,000 Palestinians are employed by both Jewish and Arab contractors building new homes in the settlements.”