Aug. 22, 2019
- Tlaib’s Palestinian Village Is One of the Richest in the PA – Akiva Bigman
Are conditions in the Palestinian village of Beit-Ur al-Fauqa, where Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother and other family members live, as bad as she claims? If you look at the Facebook profiles of people who actually live there, you will discover that Achiam Tlaib drives a brand new BMW. Raja Tlaib shared pictures of himself posing next to his new Mercedes, wearing an expensive suit. He also has pictures showing him working out in a gym that has the latest equipment. Mawaid Tlaib uploaded pictures of his vacations in Italy and other places. Anas Tlaib drives a Mercedes, Samach Tlaib drives a BMW, and Niaf Tlaib drives a Corvette convertible.
The World Bank said the village is one of the richest in the region, with a poverty rate in 2014 of 7.4%, compared to 21% in the PA overall. According to a 2017 PA report, almost every home has satellite TV, and most have LCD screens in their living rooms. Almost everyone in the village has access to the internet and a mobile phone. (Israel Hayom)
- See also Photos: Luxury Alongside Poverty in the Palestinian Authority (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2015)