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March 21, 2014 10:27 am

Caregiver’s Violent Abuse of Israeli Holocaust Survivor Caught on Tape (VIDEO)

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Israeli authorities arrested a foreign worker from Ukraine for abusing a 99-year-old Holocaust survivor left under her care in the Krayot region of northern Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday.

The elderly gentleman’s family first became suspicious after his wife passed away. When he pleaded with his relatives not to be left alone with the live-in nanny, his family installed cameras throughout his home.

Footage from the tapes revealed shocking, repeated mistreatment. ‘M,’ the victim’s daughter, said the video from inside her father’s home, “left me shaking. [The suspect] came at him with a shoe, spat on him and beat him.”

“Father had told us that he was forced to go to bed at certain times. Every time he wanted to get out of bed, he was beaten,” ‘M’ said. “She would hold down his hands and slap him in the face. He begged us to not leave him alone. I could not believe my eyes. I immediately called my brother and then the police.”

The suspect, Maria Kamit, was taken into police custody the same night the man’s family contacted law enforcement, Channel 2 said. An officer from the Zebulon police department’s domestic violence unit, Dror Peskovich, showed Kamit the film of her beating the elderly man.

Kamit was transported in handcuffs to the Krayot Magistrates Court on Thursday to have her remand extended, Channel 2 said. The District Attorney’s Office of Haifa is expected to file formal charges against her next week.

Watch Channel 2’s video report on the abuse:

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