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Palestinian bus driver finds $10,000, returns it to Jewish owner

The bus driver is from the area of Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem [AFP]

Date of publication: 24 August, 2017

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A Palestinian bus driver in Israel has returned $10,000 to a religious Jewish man who left it in his vehicle.
A Palestinian bus driver in Israel returned $10,000 (8,500 euros) to a religious Jewish man who left it in his vehicle.

The passenger had forgotten the cash in Bnei Brak, a city near Tel Aviv dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews.

"The Tel Aviv police received the amount of $10,000 from an Arab bus driver from the area of Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

"One of the passengers had left it on the bus."

The driver for the private company, 35-year-old Ramadan Jamjoum, told AFP the money was in a bundle that had fallen.

"I tried to tell him but he didn't hear me as he was on the phone, but afterwards I informed the company and submitted the money."

He said the cash "did not tempt him" as "it is my duty morally and religiously, and to my God and my work, to return the money."

Jamjoum did not receive any reward apart from a certificate of thanks from his company.

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