Apple announced the expansion of its research and development center in the town of Rawabi, north of Ramallah, which already employs 60 Palestinian engineers.
The American multinational has hired Ramallah-based contractor ASAL Technologies, a company that recruited the first five engineers employed in 2018, the Israeli business daily reported on Wednesday. globes.
The Palestinian center works with Israeli teams in Herzliya and Haifa to develop products for the hardware. ASAL also works with other major 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 with Qatar, is both involved with the Apple Center and a board member of ASAL.
“Our work with Apple brings meaningful careers and high salaries to more Palestinians every year,” Masri said.