Woman Robs Bank Of Her Own Money To Save Sister’s Life
a slap on the wrists: a light punishment for doing something wrong
Sali Hafiz is Lebanon’s most famous bank robber, but she didn’t take other people’s money. She robbed a bank of her own money in September of 2022. Facing hyperinflation, many people in Lebanon wanted their money, but the banks said no. Her bank limited withdrawals to just $400 a month. This was a big problem for Sali, whose sister was dying of brain cancer. To get help, Sali needed her money. So, she bravely went to the bank with a toy gun. She forcibly took back $13,000 of her money to pay for life-saving treatment for her sister. Her actions were understood by many, including the judge who gave her a slap on the wrists. She is now banned from the bank and cannot access the rest of her money, but she’s not giving up. According to a video interview with the NY Times, “If things don’t change, she’s coming back.”
Listen to Sali tell her story in the video below.
1. Even after the major hacking, the company only gave the IT manager a slap on the wrists.
2. He was rich and famous so he expected a slap on the wrists, but the judge gave him 2 years in jail.
3. Residents were angry when the factory polluting the river only received a slap on the wrists from the government.