ON THE CONTRARY…“Tlaib’s Palestinian village is well off and thriving, but you wouldn’t know it to listen to her granddaughter. Even the World Bank said in 2014 that Tlaib’s village is one of the richest in the Palestinian Authority. But Rashida wants you to think that things are terrible there.
Rashida Tlaib told a sob story of how she wanted to visit her grandmother but decided not to because of the oppression her grandmother has had to suffer under in Palestine. One problem with that is the pictures from the area in which Tlaib’s grandmother lives…It’s not the slum that was described.
Thursday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin debunked the characterization by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., of her hometown as an impoverished village.
Levin pointed out that not a single news source fact-checked Tlaib’s claims prior to a recent report by an Israeli newspaper that simply examined the Facebook profiles of Tlaib’s family members living in Beit-Ur al-Fauqa. The family had shared photos of their variety of expensive cars, working out in expensive gyms, and on European vacations. The World Bank called Tlaib’s village one of the richest in the region in 2014, too, the report noted.
“You know those people sleeping in the streets in San Francisco, Pelosi’s nirvana? And the streets of L.A., Adam Schiff-less’ nirvana? Crapping on themselves, crapping on each other, using needles? Sounds to me like that’s a far worse place, run by liberal Democrats year after year, decade after decade,” Levin said.
“The rate of social mobility in Beit-Ur al-Fauqa is among the highest in the Palestinian Authority,” Levin added. “In other words, ladies and gentlemen, she and her family are considered, you know, in the top one percent of Palestinian life. Her family’s not impoverished. She’s not impoverished. She’s a complete fraud and a phony — just like all Russian collusion stuff. She’s a fraud and a phony.
Heavy via The Washington Post, Muftia lives in a limestone house, and has lived in that same house since she moved to the village in 1974. The Tlaib land extends far and includes olive groves and fig trees, Muftia told The Post, but the construction of a major highway across their land has made it difficult to walk across.
Muftia said to the publication, “It’s hard for me to reach my land on the other side. I used to cross by walking, but once a woman was hit by a car.”
In an Instagram post to her grandmother, Tlaib wrote, “Habibty sity. I won’t stop fighting for you and other Palestinans to live with human dignity and truly be free.”
Israel Hayom reports about what it’s really like to live where Tlaib’s grandmother lives in the Palestinian village of Beit-Ur alFauqa. If you look at the Facebook profiles of people who actually live there, you will discover that things are actually very good.
• Achiam Tlaib, for example, drives a brand new BMW. On his Facebook account, you can see that his family lives in a very comfortable three-story building.
• Raja Tlaib shared on his Facebook account 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, and Anas Tlaib has a very expensive Mercedes.
• Samach Tlaib drives a BMW and Niaf Tlaib drives a Corvette convertible and uploaded pictures posing next to his new home under construction, also with three stories.
Many of them also have pictures showing them visiting places inside the Green Line (pre-1967 Israel): Jaffa, Acre, Tel Aviv and so on. So perhaps all those checkpoints that supposedly make Palestinian life so miserable are just a myth?
In fact, even the World Bank said in 2014 that the village is one of the richest in the region. The poverty rate in the village stood at 7.4 % in 2014, compared to the overall rate of 21% in the Palestinian Authority.
Only a handful of villages have a lower poverty rate in the PA and unemployment in the village is also among the lowest in the PA. But perhaps the most important statistic is this: The rate of social mobility in Beit-Ur al-Fauqa is among the highest in the PA.
According to a 2017 PA report on the quality of life of Palestinians, the village has 230 households. The report says that 215 structures are considered private residences and four of them are actually single-family homes, attesting to their wealth.