Apple to expand Palestinian R&D centre in Rawabi

July 1, 2022 by JNS
Read on for article

Apple announced the expansion of its R&D centre in the Palestinian city of Rawabi, which already employs 60 engineers.

Palestinian entrepreneur and businessman Bashar Masri in Rawabi.    Credit: Dreamerlight00 via Wikimedia Commons

The software giant hired the Ramallah-based contractor ASAL Technologies, a company that had recruited the original five engineers employed in 2018, the Israeli business daily Globes reported on Wednesday.

The Palestinian centre works with Israeli teams in Herzliya and Haifa to develop products for hardware. ASAL also works with other large technology companies that operate in the Palestinian Authority, such as Intel, Mellanox-Nvidia, Microsoft and LivePerson.

According to the report, Palestinian-American entrepreneur and businessman Bashar Masri, who founded Rawabi along with Qatar, is both involved in the Apple centre and a member of ASAL’s board of directors.

“Our work with Apple provides major careers and high salaries for more Palestinians every year,” said Masri.



Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.