ISM: Israeli Police Taser Peaceful Protesters

The International Solidarity Movement has filed a complaint against Israeli police, accusing the force of using excessive violence against protesters.

ISM activists say the Israeli police has beaten and shocked peaceful anti-settlement protesters with taser guns in Sheikh Jarrah, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), on Friday and arrested at least six protesters over irrational reasons.

ISM, a movement committed to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles, has also accused the Israeli police of allowing Jewish settlers to abuse the detained activists. 

"They electrocuted me after they already had me pinned down on the floor. It was very painful and caused a burn," Haaretz qouted a demonstrator as saying.

"I heard one policeman tell another, let him have it a little," another protester said, adding that "He put the thing to the lower part of my leg. It lasted for four or five seconds. I felt I was being electrocuted. All my muscles were jumping. I was left with blisters."

The movement says it has called on the attorney general and the Justice Ministry to investigate the case.

Taser guns can deliver a 50,000-volt shock and can cause serious injury and even death.

(Press TV)

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