Israeli Army unveils protester dispersal weapons

21 September 2011 (Last Updated September 21st, 2011 18:30)

The Israeli Army has unveiled a new acoustic weapon, known as the Scream, at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem. The Scream produces a sound that causes dizziness and nausea in individuals within seconds and prolonged exposure to the sound can lead to hearing impairment. The

The Israeli Army has unveiled a new acoustic weapon, known as the Scream, at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.

The Scream produces a sound that causes dizziness and nausea in individuals within seconds and prolonged exposure to the sound can lead to hearing impairment.

The sound emitted by the weapon causes people to fall to their knees and leads to a condition were an individual cannot maintain his/her balance.

The Israeli soldiers also used a new kind of tear gas bombs, which caused people to faint instantly.

The weapons were used for the first time to disperse Palestinians who were demonstrating in support of the Palestinian bid to the United Nations, according to Palestinian News and Info Agency.