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Riot Control Vehicle with Water Restraint System

WRS

 

A non-lethal, high pressure water stream restraining system on anti-riot vehicles produced by  Beit Alfa Technologies . High-pressure water is used to restrain protesters at a safe distance without direct physical contact with security forces. The high-pressure water stream provides enough force to restrain an average size human at a distance of 131 feet, says the B.A.T.s website.

The vehicle allows for the use of the Skunk substance, along with other substances such as water, tear gas, paint, and foam. Chemicals can be injected in the water stream, for example, Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly known as OC or pepper spray) can be automatically injected into the water stream. Options include the injection of Tear Gas and colored or colorless dyes if marking the object is desired.

New version of B.A.Ts riot control vehicles have parallel systems for pumping and dispersing the Skunk substance and other anti-riot substances.

A major selling point of the vehicle is that it is “flexible, adaptable, modular, and tailor made to match customer’s precise requirements.”

Neri Ben-Eliyahu, the company’s business development manager said that Beit Alfa’s armored riot control vehicle is used by more than 25 countries around the world, including Spain, Greece, France, Albania, China, Singapore, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala, and Chile.

In 1989 the system was already used against protesters in Chile. The system has been exported to numerous countries since, including Apartheid South Africa in its late days. According to Amnesty international it was used by the Burundi government against protestors in 2015 during an alleged genocide and mass violations of human rights, among them the killing of protesters.[1]  [2]

Usage by Israeli police against anti-Netanyahu protesters, Jerusalem, 2020

Use by Israeli forces:

 

The system was originally designed during the first Intifada to be used to suppress Palestinian protests in less lethal means due to criticism on Israel for use of rubber coated bullets. They are in use by Israeli military forces and Israel police. Riot Control vehicles with WRS and the Skunk are used regularly in the West Bank by Israeli military and police forces against Palestinian protestor and civilians.[3]  [4]

Israel police use riot control vehicles with WRS against Israeli protesters. The Water Restraint System was used against Jewish Israeli protesters in 2020, that protested against Netanyahu and his government.[5]

Used by Police and Army forces for crowd control. Vehicles developed by the company are used to carry “the Skunk”, a scent-based weapon that is used by Israeli forces against Palestinian protestors in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Skunk” was also used against Ethiopian Jews and Haredic Jews in protests.

1. ^https://www.amnestyusa.org/reports/braving-bullets-excessive-force-in-policing-demonstrations-in-burundi/

2. ^ Over the past two years, the UN and the international community have been on alert for genocide in Burundi. The European Union has frozen all aid to the country’s government. Serious human rights violations have taken place there: protesters have been murdered at demonstrations or in their homes; bodies, including those of minors, were found shot and handcuffed, sometimes even mutilated; human rights activists and journalists have been assassinated and disappeared.

3. ^ https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-armys-battle-against-civilian-protests/

4. ^ https://www.palestine-studies.org/sites/default/files/jq-articles/Pages_from_JQ_75_-_Lee.pdf

5. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/24/israeli-police-water-cannon-anti-netanyahu-protest-coronavirus

Riot Control Vehicle with Water Restraint System

Usage by Israeli police against anti-Netanyahu protesters, Jerusalem, 2020

A non-lethal, high pressure water stream restraining system on anti-riot vehicles produced by  Beit Alfa Technologies . High-pressure water is used to restrain protesters at a safe distance without direct physical contact with security forces. The high-pressure water stream provides enough force to restrain an average size human at a distance of 131 feet, says the B.A.T.s website. The vehicle allows for the use of the Skunk substance, along with other substances such as water, tear gas, paint, and foam. Chemicals can be injected in the water stream, for example, Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly known as OC or pepper spray) can be automatically injected into the water stream. Options include the injection of Tear Gas and colored or colorless dyes if marking the object is desired.

New version of B.A.Ts riot control vehicles have parallel systems for pumping and dispersing the Skunk substance and other anti-riot substances.

A major selling point of the vehicle is that it is “flexible, adaptable, modular, and tailor made to match customer’s precise requirements.”

Neri Ben-Eliyahu, the company’s business development manager said that Beit Alfa’s armored riot control vehicle is used by more than 25 countries around the world, including Spain, Greece, France, Albania, China, Singapore, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala, and Chile.

In 1989 the system was already used against protesters in Chile. The system has been exported to numerous countries since, including Apartheid South Africa in its late days. According to Amnesty international it was used by the Burundi government against protestors in 2015 during an alleged genocide and mass violations of human rights, among them the killing of protesters.

The system was originally designed during the first Intifada to be used to suppress Palestinian protests in less lethal means due to criticism on Israel for use of rubber coated bullets. They are in use by Israeli military forces and Israel police. Riot Control vehicles with WRS and the Skunk are used regularly in the West Bank by Israeli military and police forces against Palestinian protestor and civilians.[1]  [2]

Israel police use riot control vehicles with WRS against Israeli protesters. The Water Restraint System was used against Jewish Israeli protesters in 2020, that protested against Netanyahu and his government.[3]

Used by Police and Army forces for crowd control. Vehicles developed by the company are used to carry “the Skunk”, a scent-based weapon that is used by Israeli forces against Palestinian protestors in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Skunk” was also used against Ethiopian Jews and Haredic Jews in protests.