Last week I lost my passport somewhere and it seems not yet to have turned up. And it probably never will. It is going to cost 833 shekels to get a new one (150 euro). I mentioned this to my friend in Nablus. For him to loose such a thing is a disaster. First he has to put and advertisement in the press giving notice of the loss and to see if anyone has found it. Then go to court and swear on something other than a bible that he has genuinely lost it. Then the paperwork and admnistrative processing. The cost can come close to 1000 usd all together and X weeks.