Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

Israelis harvest organs of executed Palestinians

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Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip –Israeli occupation harvested organs of Palestinians executed during October, Palestinian official said on Thursday.

“After returning the seized bodies of Palestinians killed by the occupying forces through October, and following medical examinations, it has been reported that the bodies were returned with missing corneas and other organs,” PA envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour said.

Mansour added: “This confirms previous reports about Israeli occupation harvesting organs of Palestinian martyrs killed during clashes or in protests.”

Israeli representative to the UN Dany Danon sent a message to the UN Secretary General asking him to criticise Mansour’s remarks, accusing him of being “anti-Semite.”

In fact, this is not the first time it was revealed that the Israeli occupation harvest human organs. Credible international sources and investigators have several times proved that.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley, has described “Israel” at the “top of a list of countries involved in human organs trafficking. “It [Israel] has tentacles reaching out worldwide,” she said.

Scheper-Hughes, the founder of Organ Watch, said: “Israeli organ traffickers have a pyramid system at work that’s awesome…they have brokers everywhere, bank accounts everywhere; they’ve got recruiters, they’ve got translators, they’ve got travel agents who set up the visas.”

She added: “Israeli traffickers have utilised people from diverse locations—the West Bank and Gaza, the Philippines and Eastern Europe.”

In a subcommittee testimony Scheper-Hughes stated: “Human rights groups in the West Bank complained to me of tissue and organs stealing of slain Palestinians by Israeli pathologists at the national Israeli legal medical institute in Tel Aviv.”

A 1990 article in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, for Middle East Affairs reported “widespread anxiety over organ thefts which has gripped Gaza and the West Bank since the intifada began in December of 1987.”

A forensic physician was quoted saying: “There are indications that…organs, especially eyes and kidneys, were removed from the bodies during the first year or year and a half.”

Go here to read more about Israeli trafficking of human organs.