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Video shows Lebanese boy goaded into beating Syrian child

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Video footage posted online this week shows a Syrian boy’s abuse at the hands of an even younger Lebanese child upon the instructions of the latter’s family.

“Hit him Abbas, hit him on the head with the stick,” the boy is ordered to do by one of the family members in the video that was posted on YouTube Friday.

On Saturday, Lebanon’s police announced on its Twitter account that it took note of the video that was published online, The Daily Star Lebanon newspaper reported.

Lebanon’s State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud has also assigned the case to the prosecutor of the eastern Bekaa region, to search for the “broadcasting source of the video beating of the Syrian child.”