A Palestinian refugee who was sent to the West Bank as a child and who has become a “master of the internet” is helping the Israeli military sell military gear to its customers.
“I was born into a refugee family and I have always been interested in technology,” said Ali, who has been in Israel since 2014 and is now studying at the Technion in Haifa.
Ali is one of many Palestinians who have found a new purpose in the country, after being lured by the promise of a better life in Israel. “
The military is trying to sell me a new weapon, but they are trying to buy from me, too.”
Ali is one of many Palestinians who have found a new purpose in the country, after being lured by the promise of a better life in Israel.
Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told Israel’s Channel 2 television last month that “many of the Palestinians who were sent to Israel as children” were now in the “digital arena”.
“They are all doing it because they love technology and want to do good for the people of Israel,” Lerner said.
“In the past, many of them [who were sent] to Israel, they didn’t have a real job.
They were just trying to survive.
But now they have a job and a real life.”
I want to show them that they can be successful.
“The Palestinian refugee program is one in a series of government programs that offer jobs and education for Palestinians.
It was established in 1948 and is aimed at ensuring that the state’s future settlers do not become refugees.
The military, which is controlled by the right-wing Israeli government, was given a legal right to use the refugee program, which allows it to take over Palestinian land.
But in recent years, it has used the program to help sell Israeli military equipment to the private sector.
A group of Palestinian refugees in Israel sold weapons and ammunition to Israeli defense firms after the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks last year.
In February, Israeli officials said they would stop buying Israeli military gear from companies that sell to the Palestinian refugee community.