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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Palestinian Arabs among world's highest in home ownership rates

From Ma'an:

The vast majority of Palestinians own their homes, living with an average of 1.6 people per room, while those who rent pay an average of 115 Jordanian Dinar ($162) per month, a housing survey found.

Only 0.9 percent of households lived in large manor homes, while 48 percent said they lived in a house, with 50 percent in apartment buildings. Home ownership in the West Bank was at 82 percent, and at 87 in Gaza.

Ninty-seven percent of homes had refrigerators, 94 percent had satellite dishes, and 47 percent have computers.
This would make the PA #2 in the world in the category of home ownership, and Gaza would be tied for #1 with Singapore.

Israel's home ownership rate is 71%. The US is at 68%.

I think we need to give them a few billion more dollars. After all, only 0.9% live in "large manor homes."

I also wonder how they define "large manor homes." Because from a drive through Judea and Samaria, one can see many large Arab houses. Do those qualify?