• Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

Arab plumbers refused to accept payment when they heard the customer was a Holocaust survivor


The Israeli-Arab brothers Simon and Salim Matri had to do some plumbing work for an elderly woman for about 1,000 Shekels (about 2,000 kroner). When the brothers spoke to the woman named Rosa Meyer, it turned out that she was a Holocaust survivor.

-At one point while I was working, my brother Salim started talking to Rosa about her life. Her life story touched me. At that moment, I decided that I would not demand a single Shekel from her, says Simon.

The story was first published on the Israeli website Mako, since the article has been translated into English by blogger Elder of Ziyon. br>
After the brothers finished their work, they wrote on the receipt: “Wish you good health for 120 years. Amount to be paid: 0 Shekel. “

When Meyer saw the receipt, she was moved to tears.

-The brothers really surprised me. It was so surprising and gratifying, and I thanked them very much , the Jewish woman tells Mako.

-We did it wholeheartedly, Simon answers.

The brothers also left their number and asked Meyer to contact them if she needed help again – and they would do it for free again.

-This is the upbringing we have received at home – to help people. Money is important, but not the most important thing. The most important thing is to be a good fellow human being.

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