Israeli soldiers accused of stealing body parts
Amsterdam News.Net 18th August, 2009
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has been angered by a Swedish report that said IDF soldiers abducted Palestinians to steal their organs
Sweden's largest circulation daily, Aftonbladet, raised the issue, by quoting Palestinians saying: "They plunder the organs of our sons."
In the story, which was accompanied by photographs, the Palestinians claimed IDF soldiers had kidnapped their sons to steal body parts.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued an immediate denial, calling the story "a grotesque libel."
A spokesman, saying the article was a shame to freedom of expression, claimed the demonising piece had once again encouraged hate crimes against Jews.
The article made reference to the recent arrests in New Jersey of several prominent US Jews for a number of alleged crimes, including brokering the sale of organs for transplant.
It quoted parents and relatives of Palestinian men who had supposedly been kidnapped and found dead, with organs removed.
The story also cited allegations of similar instances of organ-snatching in the West Bank in 1992, during Palestinian protests against the continued Israeli occupation.
Source: Amsterdam News
"Rabbi Ginsburgh asked rhetori-cally: 'If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to dave him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value', he explained. 'There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life'."
(Prof. Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky, "Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel", Pluto Press, London 1999, page 62)
Israel admitted that doctors at the L. Greenberg Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir had harvested the organs of 3 Palestinian youth killed by the Israel army near Khan Younis. Attempting to cross the border between Palestine and Israel , the 15 and 17 year old boys were struck down by tank missiles courtesy of the Israeli militia.
Palestinians are in need of border crossing in order to find any menial work for pay with which to feed and support their families. The bodies of Khan Younis boys were not immediately returned for burial by the Israeli Occupation Authorities.
After 10 days the bodies were returned to their families for burial but with their organs and even their eyes removed.
The president of the official council of Jewish communities in Sweden said Wednesday that the tabloid story alleging that Israel plundered the bodies of Palestinians for organ transplants had not been picked up by other newspapers and therefore has not received much reaction from the Swedish Jewish community.Source: JPost
"This article is written by one person who is well known as being anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. It doesn't create a lot of reaction in the Swedish public," Lena Posner-Korosi told The Jerusalem Post regarding the Aftonbladet article.
There you go! Nothing but lies because it's all 'anti-Semitic.' Case closed.