Deputy Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman blasted police conduct during a protest Wednesday after an autistic charedi teen was injured by Border Policemen and sustained a facial injury.
The incident occurred in the Makor Baruch neighborhood of Yerushalayim Wednesday evening when demonstrators clashed with police during the dismantling of an unauthorized bonfire celebrating the Lag Ba’Omer holiday.
In a video of the incident, the teen can be heard crying “Mommy, I want to go home” and “Help, save me,” as he is hit by officers.
Litzman expressed concern over the boy’s health and medical condition, offering his support to the family.
“I informed the police that the footage of the incident proves beyond any doubt that this is an unnecessary attack which constitutes abuse of a helpless person. This is a serious case that cannot be ignored,” the deputy health minister said to the teen’s parents.
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