Sharif Barate suffers from schizophrenia and spends most days in this chair at the Shefa'a Center for Care and Rehabilitation in Hebron. The Al-Ihsan Charitable Society runs this home for men who have severe mental disabilities. According to a report produced by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in 2000, 46,000 Palestinians (1.8 percent of the total population) were disabled. In Hebron, the disability prevalency rate is 1.7percent.

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