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.