Word came earlier
|IKEA's Netanya outlet is massively popular.|
IKEA is already enormously popular among Israelis, with two huge stores in Netanya and Rishon Lezion and plans for a third in Kiryat Ata next year. The Netanya outlet reopened in the spring of 2012 after being destroyed by a fire a year earlier.
But now it seems that Palestinians, too, may soon experience the joys of cheap-chic Swedish design, along with the frustration of trying to assemble a complex piece of furniture armed only with a rudimentary Allen key.
IKEA reportedly plans to have the Ramallah employees train at the Netanya store, which has an employee training centre, the paper reported.
It wouldn't be the first IKEA outlet in an Arab land. IKEA already has stores Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab emirates, while an Egyptian outlet is scheduled to open this fall.