Islamic Bank doubles housing loans for Jerusalem borrowers
Publish Date: 2016/11/05
AMMAN, November 5, 2016 (WAFA) – The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank
(IDB) and the Palestinian Housing Council (PHC) signed on Saturday in Amman,
Jordan, a new agreement that would almost double housing loans for borrowers
from East Jerusalem.
The agreement, signed between IDB private funds director, al-Mansour bin
Fata, and PHC chairman of the board, Hisham Omari, increases value of
housing loans East Jerusalem residents can borrow from $80,000 to $150,000.
It also increases the loan repayment period from the current 14 years to 20
Commenting on the agreement, Omari said the deal will help East Jerusalem
residents to buy, build or complete construction on a home without having to
search for other financial sources. It will also help Palestinians in East
Jerusalem to remain steadfast in their city in light of the high housing and