BEIRUT – Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults.
In the footage, which cannot be independently verified by AFP, the child, named Abbas, swings a club at the thin, older boy, beating him on various parts of his body, slapping him and kicking him.
“I have asked the attorney general to take open an investigation,” into the video footage, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi told AFP.
“The boy being beaten is most probably Syrian and his family most probably lives in the (eastern) Bekaa Valley,” near the border with Syria, he said.
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Note: The Yasour link is to the main site (in Arabic), not the video itself.
How can a Syrian be a different race than a Lebanese?