In an article titled "When Will The Jews Liberate Germany?" published on February 25, 2014 on a website close to Hamas, Palestinian pundit and former Khan Yunis mayor Faiz Abu Shamala claimed that Germany is trapped by the "lie" of the Holocaust and cannot break free of it, since the Jews have conquered the Germans' spirit. As evidence, Abu Shamala stated that Germany has ceased its attempts to make restitution to Holocaust survivors conditional upon a halt of settlement construction.
The following are excerpts from the article:
Faiz Abu Shamala
"It is the fate of the German to live his life under the yoke of Jewish occupation. If Palestinians have some hope of being liberated from occupation, the Germans' hope to ever be rid of the Jewish occupation seems nil. This, because the Jews, who usurp the land of the Palestinian Arabs and banish the residents, [also] occupy the memory and history of Germany. This is the cruelest kind of occupation on Earth – occupation of the spirit.
"Last year, Germany tried to rid itself of some Jewish control, when the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped paying monthly restitution to the so-called 'victims of the Nazi Holocaust.' Germany made the payment conditional upon a halt to settlement construction. The Jews went crazy and accused Merkel's [foreign policy and] national security advisor Christoph Heusgen of working to destroy the delicate fabric of relations between Germany and the Hebrew entity, and of intentionally preventing a bilateral meeting between Merkel and the entity's ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas[-Handelsman], or meetings with German officials on many topics.
"What has now changed? What political and economic developments occurred behind the scenes that prompted Angela Merkel to urge her cabinet ministers to join her on a visit to the Hebrew entity after withdrawing her previous position and taking a less extreme position on the Jewish settlements than her European counterparts?!
"The 17 German ministers who arrived for a historic visit to the Hebrew entity [on February 24, 2014] will tighten political relations [with it] and sign economic, trade, and military agreements that will serve the Jews. [The ministers will also] assist the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to outline the framework agreement that addresses the negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and the occupation and strives to extend talks for at least a year. [They will do all this] while stressing the EU's willingness to grant unprecedented privileges to the [Hebrew] entity if it is more flexible on the framework agreement.
"[As part of her visit,] Merkel will not go to Ramallah and will not meet any Palestinian official. Thus she will prove that the policy undertaken by [various] countries knows no morals, but understands only the language of interests, respects only the strong, and supports only those who insist on their positions, even if they are not right.
"Prior to Angela Merkel's visit, the Jews announced the death of Alice [Herz-]Sommer, the oldest survivor of the Nazi Holocaust. As though the sum of $70 billion that the Jews took from the Germans is not enough and does not heal the wound of the Holocaust lie, which obliged the German people to unwillingly pour money into the Jewish coffers."
 On February 19, 2013, the website of the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported that Germany had drawn a connection between the payment of reparations to Holocaust survivors and an Israeli freeze on settlement construction. Ynetnews.com, February 19, 2013.
 Palinfo.com, February 24, 2014.