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Watch: Officers armed with stun gun arrest settler
Settlers distribute video showing Yitzhar settler being arrested at his home for breaking restraining order. Suspect claims he was tasered despite not resisting arrest. Police: Officers followed procedure

A video distributed by the Yitzhar settlement spokesperson's office shows Boaz Albert, a local resident, being manhandled while being arrested for breaking an administrative restraining order banning him from the settlement.

 

A police officer is seen holding a stun gun threatening to use it against Albert who is begging not to be tasered while stating he is not resisting arrest. There is no documentation of what went on prior to the arrest.

 

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A restraining order was issued against Albert by Central Command chief Nitzan Alon. Albert stated he would not remove himself from the area.

 

Video distributed by Yitzhar spokesperson's office

Video distributed by Yitzhar spokesperson's office

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The footage was filmed by a person who was documenting a meeting between Albert and the chairman of the Binyamin Settlers Committee who had come to visit him. During the meeting, officers suddenly entered the house to take Albert into custody. Settlers claim that he was tasered several times despite stating he was not resisting arrest.

 

The camera then cuts to the officers dragging Albert from his room, one of whom is holding a stun gun. Albert is seen imploring the officers not to shock him as children are heard crying in the background. An adult is heard asking police to be allowed to remove the children from the house.

 

The settlers are claiming that Albert was tasered several times even after being removed from the house. Stun gun shots can be heard in the video. Albert's brother was also tasered and was rushed to hospital.

 

Yitzhar spokesman Avraham Binyamin said, "To exile a person from his home without due procedure and without being given the opportunity to legally defend himself against the warrant is something that's not done in any self respecting country. A brutal arrest of a passive person who followed his conscience makes it all the graver."  

 

Police said in response, "For the third time a person has broken the law. The film is clearly edited in a deliberate way, and even disregarding the editing it can be seen that the officers are acting with determination, without violence and in accordance with procedure."

 

 

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פרסום ראשון: 08.16.13, 12:53
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