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In Palestine, not only the middle class lives in close quarters. Construction conditions by Israeli occupying forces and the uncertain legal position in claims of ownership prevent the majority of large investments. All the same, the Palestinian entrepreneur Bashar Masri has decided to found the first new city in Palestine. Visually reminiscent of the Israeli settlements, the city north of Ramallah is being built with the help of investors from Qatar. Its infrastructure includes a city parliament, an amphitheatre and shopping malls. In total, the architecturally homogenous blocks of flats will accommodate 40 000 residents. The venture is risky: Although the lots are located in Zone A and therefore in the custody of the Palestine National Authority, the city‘s access roads are located in Israeli-controlled Zone C. The settlement‘s name „Rawabi“, meaning „hill“, is also a symbolic occupation of the West Bank‘s mountain range.