Each day, half a million Palestinian people go to work in Israel. They earn wages equal to their Israeli counterparts, and enjoy benefits unheard of in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank.
Yet, in attempts to destroy the booming Israeli economy, much of the world keeps the BDS movement alive. If successful, BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) would destroy the lifeline of the very people (Palestinians) it purports to support. It would close down the very same Israeli companies that provide a good living to so many Palestinian people.
Furthermore, a large percentage of Jewish settlements are built by Palestinian construction workers. In addition to Palestinian homes, there are about 100,000 Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, with more being constructed all the time, providing tremendous economic opportunities for Palestinian workers.
Those are some of the reasons more and more Palestinians are speaking out about the advantages of working in Israeli companies. Listen to what this Palestinian had to say to officials in the European Union:
While in Israel in November, we will journey to Samaria to see firsthand the heartland targeted by BDS. We’ll visit a factory where Jews and Palestinians work peacefully side-by-side, and you’ll see for yourself why so many Palestinian people are now saying that Israel is the only hope they have. Join us for the EXPERIENCE ISRAEL TOUR.