Despite the apparent cultural or religious differences, this Palestinian bus driver did not hesitate to return $10,000 in cash to the Jewish man who had lost it.
The 35-year-old driver, Ramadan Jamjoum, was piloting the 422 line from Jerusalem to the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak when the incident occurred.
Jamjoum told police officers that he saw a Jewish man drop a roll of American cash as he was exiting the bus on Wednesday night.
“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,” Jamjoum told AFP. He also reportedly said that 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.”
A representative of the Afikim bus company then took the money to the police station. Law enforcement officers posted a note about the money in the lost and found section of the local newspaper.
The owner of the money was able to call the police station, provide sufficient details about the wad of cash, and pick up the bundle earlier today.
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