19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
" Baptized by skunk water "

Learning about colonialism while Baptized by skunk water "Skunk" is a malodorant, non-lethal weapon used for crowd control by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and marketed to militaries and law enforcement around the world. It was developed and is manufactured by Odortec, with two supporting companies, Man and Beit-Alfa Technologies.[1] The liquid's strong odor is marketed as an improvement over other crowd control weapons (CCWs) such as rubber bullets and tear gas used by the IDF against Palestinian protestors. The IDF is criticized for its tactics during deployment, including common use against people, businesses, and neighborhoods not involved in protests as a form of collective punishment.

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Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Copyright: © Benjamin West