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Mouse nibbles through $50,000 of Palestinian man's savings

The vermin destroyed almost half of every dollar note [Getty]

Date of publication: 20 December, 2019

A cashier at a local currency exchange shop is helping the Palestinian man try to salvage his savings.
A mouse has reportedly nibbled its way through a stash of $50,000 believed to be the savings of a Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip, local media reported this week.

The vermin destroyed almost half of every dollar note, leaving the owner in a devastated state, according to a cashier at a Khan Younes currency exchange shop whose help was sought to retain the sum. 

A video showing the damaged notes was recorded by the cashier, who said that some of them had been destroyed by 40 percent, while others suffered up to 60 percent damage.

A currency exchange expert estimated the value of a $100 note bearing 40 percent damage at only $28, the cashier said.

The cashier told local media he intends to help the Palestinian man salvage his savings by sending the damaged notes with a serial number still intact to the Central Bank of Israel for possibly a better exchange rate.

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