Ceasefire or no ceasefire — the talk is already beginning about what happens next in Gaza? Palestinian leaders are planning to ask world donors in September to cough up $6 Billion to help rebuild what Israel destroyed in just a matter of weeks. (That’s about 2 years worth of USA support given to Israel’s military.)
Should the international community pay for Israel’s wanton act of violence and destruction? Or should Israelis be required to internalize the cost since an overwhelming majority of them supported Netanyahu’s campaign in Gaza?
I opt for the latter.
Nation-states, just like children, do not learn the consequences of their actions unless they are forced to feel the impacts directly. For nation-states, their pocketbooks can be persuasive.
Of course, this is only wishful thinking on my part.
No one will force Israel to pay for the rebuilding of Gaza even though, arguably, Israel has a legal…
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