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Passenger dragged by light train security officers in a main Jerusalem station (raw footage)

August 16, 2012


On the afternoon of 16th August a man was brutally assaulted by light train security officers at Damascus Gate station in Jerusalem for not holding a valid ticket on his journey. The security personnel dragged him against the bench and later the fence violently while he was posing no resistance. Three and four were wrestling against the passenger, holding his neck, pushing the elbow against his face and pulling the passenger hands while another hit him with his hand. There was a friend of the passenger trying to calm the security personnel down but he was forced to sit down on the bench.

When one of the officers saw they were being filmed he shouted ‘What are you doing there? What are you doing? As far as I am aware and seen in several website the security personnel have no official authority to pose any measured or unmeasured force and not acting as if they were the police.

Dov Hanin from Hadas party ( former Tel Aviv mayor candidate) participated in the  Committee for Interior Affairs and Environment Protection which has already spoken out against issues  of violence by train security personnel.

This article from Haaretz written by Oz Rosenberg on April 2012 already covers a similar stories to the one shown in the video. ( Heb only

Witnesses later confirmed that a dozen more officers arrived at the scene and dragged the passenger to the floor.




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