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Family: Soldiers attacked disabled son in Hebron

June 26, 2013 12:31 A.M. (Updated: June 30, 2013 9:40 A.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an) – Israeli forces assaulted a disabled youth in al-Arrub refugee camp in Hebron early Thursday after raiding his house and detaining him for hours, his family says.

The mother of Adam Ghazi, who suffers from cognitive impairment, says he was forced to walk over thorns with bare feet.

“I asked the army to leave him alone and stop beating him. I told them my son is disabled, but they ignored his condition and beat him so bad,” she told Ma'an TV.

"He couldn't stand and they forced him to but he fell on the floor. The troops held his legs and hands and held him in the street and he was screaming from pain. I swear the whole camp heard his voice," she said.

Adam's brother Muhammad said the soldiers broke into the family's house "and attacked my brother and my father for no reason."

His mother added that she asked the soldiers to stop, explaining Adam's disabilities, but they refused. "I was screaming and asking for help," she said. She said six soldiers were involved.

Adam suffered bruises and scrapes before being released Thursday evening, relatives said.

The Israeli army did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
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