dynamite6000 very good answer. Palestinians are very clannish. The ones who leave the economically devastated Palestinian territories to make their fortune are extremely hard working and often open businesses, like my friends, 5 brothers from Ramallah, who established party stores, a night club, a granite company and other businesses. Their children all go to university and become lawyers, engineers, doctors. They all send money to their hometown to help their relatives. I know that they have sent cars, refrigerators, stoves, etc. to their families. The Palestinians in the diaspora also bring their relatives to study or work in their adopted countries, where life is much more beneficial. Uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings help their kinsfolk as soon as they can afford it. Yacine's father is an engineer and could be earning a good salary but he cannot find a position in the West Bank nor is he allowed to work in Israel, according to what Bilal said. Who knows, the Mercedes might have been purchased when times were better in the West Bank. The place has gone to hell since the intifadas.