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Thursday, September 22, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

Israelis deploy disorienting 'Scream' system for first time against Palestinian demonstrators

RAMALLAH — The Israel Army has introduced a non-lethal weapon to quell Palestinian unrest in the West Bank.


Palestinian sources said the Army employed its new Scream system for the first time against Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank. They said Scream, which emits a piercing sound, stopped an advance by hundreds of Palestinians toward Jerusalem on Sept. 21.

"Within seconds, the sound emitted by the weapon causes people to fall to their knees, unable to maintain their balance," the official Palestinian news agency, Wafa, said.

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Wafa said Scream was used by Army units to stop Palestinians from overrunning the Israel Army checkpoint at the Kalandia refugee camp in northern Jerusalem. The report, which was confirmed by Palestinian sources, said most of the demonstrators dispersed after they were stricken by nausea.

The Army has reported the deployment of Scream as well as other non-lethal systems developed in Israel, Middle East Newsline reported. Scream, tested in several exercises, was designed to emit a sound that produced nausea and dizziness.

"Dozens were injured with peculiar medical condition causing the Palestinian protesters to immediately disperse after the Israeli Army fired the weapons," Wafa said.

Wafa also said Army units fired what was termed a "new kind of tear gas bomb." The Palestinian news agency said some demonstrators fainted immediately before they could flee.

The Israel Army did not immediately respond to the Wafa report. But the Army has reported the deployment of Skunk, a device that sprays an overpowering odor. The Army was said to have procured 50 tons of Skunk, designed by the police and tested by infantry units.

"Soldiers also used a new kind of tear gas bombs which causes people to faint giving them no time to move away, which made it hard for reporters to be at the scene," Wafa said.


Those are pretty wild and wonderful weapons! Trust the brilliance of the Israelis to come up with this. Now the world is less likely to whine about how cruel they are as they dodge the missiles sent raining on them by "Palestinians".

Roslyn Napier      12:32 a.m. / Friday, September 30, 2011

I am so proud that Israel has found a non lethal way to handle demonstrators. Again it shows how hard Israel is trying to work this out in a non violent way.

Jay L Grossman      8:33 a.m. / Friday, September 23, 2011

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