Handicapped Ashkelon residents left to own devices
Residents of the southern city have a mere 30 seconds to reach a shelter when the sirens sound off, a time even the city's fittest struggle to meet.
Prosper Chazan, born handicapped and bound to a wheelchair, has 30 seconds to get to a shelter from his makeshift one-story building in Ashkelon, where he resides. His motorized wheelchair weighs 140 kilograms, too heavy for an average person to carry. When a siren sounds off, he hits the gas and races from his home and positions himself up against the outside wall of the shelter. According to the Home...
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