Israeli-Arab businessmen who were asked to give an estimate to help repair damage caused to a synagogue in Haifa due to the massive fires there  have said they will carry out the project pro-bono, and refuse any compensation for the restoration work.
“I decided to help and not receive any payment,” said Walid abu-Ahmed, a wood panel supplier based in Haifa.
“Jews and Arabs live together in Haifa, and there is no discrimination. We must continue with this co-existence and promote peace.”
The third floor of the conservative Moriah synagogue in the Ahuza area of the city was burned in the fires which raged there on Thursday.
The Rabbi of the synagogue, Dovi Hiyon, was also looking for new wooden tables to replace the ones which were destroyed in the fire. He went to carpenter Shachar Sela, who agreed to work pro-bono, but wanted payment for …
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