Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a meeting with Al-Istiqlal Bank

Event Date: 12 September 2023

Dr. Samir Hazboun, the Chairman of Bethlehem Chamber, welcomed a delegation from the Independent Government Bank, led by Mr. Mahdi Hamdan, the General Manager, and accompanied by Mr. Nader Khoury, Manager of the Relationship and Fund Recruitment Unit. The meeting was also attended by BCCI board members Mr. Adel Al- Hodali, Mr. Youssef Rahhal, Mr. Ali Thabateh, and the General Manager, Mr. Ala’ Adili.


The meeting primarily focused on the presentation of financial services and developmental lending programs offered by Al-Istiqlal Bank. Notably, this bank is recognized as Palestine's first digital bank, offering all of its services electronically. It aims to promote investment and development to drive economic and social progress, expanding the productive base of the national economy, fostering investment in startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, and encouraging technology companies and innovation in various fields.
In addition to discussing the bank's services, the two parties also engaged in a dialogue about the economic situation and its indicators within the governorate. There was a shared emphasis on the importance of collaborative efforts to enhance the economic situation across all sectors.