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article imagePalestinian man tasered repeatedly in front of family (video)

By Anne Sewell     Aug 24, 2012 in World
Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv police were responding to a call about a fight occurring in a Tel Aviv water park. A man criticized the police for their handling of the situation, and got tasered five times.
Tel Aviv police were called to the Meymadion Water Park on Tuesday to control a fight that had broken out.
Talal Siad was with his five children in the park, celebrating the Id al-Fitr holiday, when the incident occurred. Siad was not involved in the fight, but intervened and accused police officers of using unnecessary force to restrain one of the adolescents involved the the brawl.
The police officers then repeated tasered Siad, a Jerusalem resident, who has since issued a complaint to the Justice Ministry over police misconduct following the incident.
42-year-old Siad told Haaretz, ­“Every time I tried to rise to my feet, he pulled the trigger and shocked me again, even though I was handcuffed, my whole body was bleeding. I vomited and then went to the hospital.”
“The officers wanted to arrest the boy who was seen naked in the closed-circuit television system. He fell down and they sprayed him in the face,” he added.
Siad reported that the police carried on tear-gassing the teenager, which prompted him to step in. “I told the policemen: 'What are you doing? You're killing those kids,” he said.
Responding to his criticism, the police officers then threatened to taser him.
"I shouted, 'Do you want to shoot me?' and then he shot me in the stomach,'" Siad told Haaretz.
In the video, filmed by a bystander, police taser an individual to the ground, and then handcuff him. As he attempts to stand up, the police taser him again, causing him to writhe on the floor in pain.
“I told him I had done nothing wrong, and then he shocked me again,” added Siad.
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