Swedish daily publishes second article on ‘IDF organ harvesting’

 swedish news

Family of Palestinian teen killed in 1992 tells Aftonbladet reporters IDF soldiers demanded NIS 5,000 to return his body and claimed stitches result of autopsy

Despite Israel’s harsh protests, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published a second article accusing the IDF of harvesting Palestinian organs.

In the article, published Sunday, Oisםn Cantwell and Urban Andersson report from the northern West Bank village of Imatin, where 19-year-old Bilal Ahmad Ghanem was killed during a clash with Israeli soldiers in 1992.

Ghanem’s family claims that his body was returned several days later, wrapped in hospital bandages. Aftonbladet published what is said was a photo of the body, which had a scar running from the neck down to the abdomen.

The second article, titled “Mother never stopped suffering; she never stopped wondering,” quoted Bilal’s brother as saying that the killed teen was “hunted by Israel for protecting his people.”

The brother, who was 15-years-old at the time, recounted the shooting incident. “A number of (IDF) soldiers ambushed (the Palestinians) and opened fire. The fist shot hit (Bilal) in the chest, the second in the leg. We believe that he was still alive after sustaining the two bullet wounds.”

The mother, Sadija, told Aftonbladet “they could have arrested him, but instead they decided to kill him.

According to the family, the IDF demanded NIS 5,000 (about $1,300) to return the body.

“It was the middle of the night. The soldiers caused an electrical power outage in the entire village. Bilal was returned in a black bag; he had no teeth. The body was stitched from the neck all the way down to the abdomen,” the Swedish newspaper quoted the mother as saying.

According to the article, when asked what happened to the body, the soldiers said it had undergone an autopsy in Tel Aviv. The family, however, claims Bilal’s organs had been stolen.

The Israeli government declared Sunday morning that it expects the Swedish government to officially condemn the first Aftonbladet report.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We do not want the Swedish government to apologize, we want it to issue a condemnation.”

On Thursday Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the Swedish Foreign Ministry for saying that Swedish Ambassador to Israel Elisabet Borsiin Bonnier’s condemnation of the report does not represent the Swedish government’s stance.

“It’s a shame that the Swedish Foreign Ministry fails to intervene in a case of blood libels against Jews. This is reminiscent of Sweden’s stand during World War II, when had failed to intervene as well,” Lieberman said.


Source via Uruknet


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  1. maggie said,

    August 24, 2009 at 15:10

    The veil over zionism is beginning to slip. Bit by bit, little by little as it’s pulled off, we see feet, then knees, then legs, then…well, you get the picture. Israel is showing herself for what she is. The world is collectively becoming wiser, slowly, but surely.

    After that veil has come completely off, what do the zionists think the rest of the world will do? When we ALL see it for what it is, and see israel for what it is…WHAT do they think we, the world, will do……….to them?

  2. Joe Gall said,

    August 24, 2009 at 15:34

    If the zionists judge other human beings to be animals, of course they will slaughter them for meat.

  3. peter vojta said,

    August 24, 2009 at 15:51

    Zionism is CANCER of the M.East /whole world/. Zionism is truly satanic colonial ideology hiding behind Judaism. I aggree with Maggie day will come and more and more people will found the truth ABOUT this Zionist conspiracy conquer and enslave whole world. Zionists invented modern terror to start with 1946 King David Hotel bomb planting /and they are so proud of it till this day / and they will plant another 911 and as always they will let others to kill each other while watching and Zionist Banksters supporting all sides of future conflicts for profit. Zionism is TRAGEDY for peaceloving HUMANKIND and if humanity does not destroy this nazi like ideology then we all will be living in “occupayed territories”.
    AlMighty was not some kind of Realestate Agent and I dont want to believe that he would support such a criminals spreading horrors especialy in Palestine.
    Zionism is the bigest enemy of TRUTH Judaism and WORLD without Zionism = Peace for all.
    Israel should be dismanteled and disarmed /mainly from illegal WMD it has/, truth Jews should replace Zionists and then it could be called” Israel-province of Palestine” / 1967 borders/.
    Anybody doing just a bit of reserch will found the truth about thise horror ideology Zionism !!!!!

  4. wags101 said,

    August 24, 2009 at 15:56

    There was a case of this charged in the U.S., in New Jersey, where Rabbis were alledgedly involved in organ harvesting. Nothing the Israeli’s do to the Palestinian’s shocks me anymore, they think of them as subhuman.

  5. robertsgt40 said,

    August 24, 2009 at 18:55

    Here in the states, it helps to own the press. Running out of fingers to plug holes in th dyke

  6. brian said,

    August 24, 2009 at 22:18


    Israel is arguably the world’s leading procurer of vital organs from other countries, at least for its size. Just 3.5% of Israelis are registered organ donors. Their donor rate is one-fifth that of Europe so they acquire vital organs from other cultures.

    The Jewish Diaspora provides an effective platform to broker organ purchases around the world. The Israeli government helps by paying up to $80,000 each to those visiting other countries to purchase an organ. Brokers openly advertise their services on Israeli radio stations and in newspapers.183

    An American, “Jane Doe”, describes herself as a “deeply spiritual woman”. She used an Israeli broker to buy a kidney from Alberty Jose da Silva, a 37-year-old Brazilian man from a large poverty-stricken family. They met in South Africa for the surgery where Jane got one of Alberty’s kidneys. He got $6000 though was robbed of it upon returning to Brazil. South African police later closed down this organ-selling racket.184

    Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes, in her statement to the Committee on international relations, House of Representatives in the United States Congress described another racket,

    “Dr. Zaki Shapira, head of transplant services at Bellinson Medical Center near Tel Aviv…has been operating as a transplant outlaw since the early 1990s when he first used intermediaries and Arab brokers to locate kidney sellers amongst [cash]-strapped Palestinian workers in Gaza and the West Bank…Meanwhile, human rights groups in the West Bank complained to me of tissue and organs stealing of slain Palestinains by Israeli pathologists at the national Israeli legal medical institute in Tel Aviv… in the late 1990s, Shapira [Dr Zaki Shapira of Israel] simply moved his illicit practice overseas to Turkey and to countries in Eastern Europe where the considerable economic chaos of the past decade has created parallel markets in bodies for sex and bodies for kidneys.”

    “Dr. Michael Friedlander, chief nephrologist at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, tired of reports about commercialization of kidneys in Israel, decided, like Dr. Diflo, to speak out, and he says that among his recovering international transplant patients are several Israelis who have recently returned this year and last from the United States with kidneys purchased here from living donors.”

    “In March of 2001, I interviewed in Israel two men, one a young student and the other a retired civil servant, who had both returned to Jerusalem from transplant units in Baltimore and New York City, each with a brand new purchased kidney.”185, 186

    Palestinians give organs of son killed by Israeli soldiers to four Jews and two Arabs.

    Twelve-year-old Ahmed Katib was walking to a shop in the Jenin Refugee Camp on the West Bank on November 3, 2005 to buy a tie for a wedding that evening. He became involved in stone throwing at Israeli soldiers involved in a gun battle with Palestinian snipers and an Israeli soldier shot Ahmed in the head and stomach.

    His parents, Ismael and Abla agreed to donate the vital organs of the mortally injured Ahmed and he was taken to an Israeli hospital where his lungs, liver, heart and kidneys were removed.

    A Druze Arab girl got his heart, a Bedouin boy got a kidney and four Jews got his lungs, liver and the other kidney.

    The father of the four-year-old Jewish girl who got one of Ahmed’s kidneys said he wished it could have come from a Jew and not an Arab.187

    Is organ harvesting a spoil of war?

    Organ removal is government retribution against criminals and dissidents in China. Has organ harvesting from defeated enemies become a spoil of war in the Middle East?

    West Bank, 8th of February 1988

    Nineteen years old Khader Elias Tarazi, a Christian Palestinian, went shopping for groceries in the Gaza. Upon returning with two bags on his bicycle he crossed a road near a demonstration where stone throwers were fleeing Israeli Army soldiers. The soldiers grabbed Khader and beat his head and body with truncheons. Shopkeepers shouted that Khader wasn’t involved but soldiers broke one of Khader’s arms and a leg. They continued the beating then threw him onto the bonnet of their jeep handcuffing the now unconscious Khader to the front crash bar. They drove off continually braking hard whereupon he sustained further injuries including a broken back, skull injuries and his face kept banging against the bonnet.

    The Israeli doctor at the Military Prison in Gaza refused to attend Khader because of his serious injuries and inadequate paperwork. He was taken to Ansar Two prison and thrown into a prisoner tent holding thirty to forty prisoners. The other Palestinian prisoners screamed that he must be taken to hospital and the guards responded by forcing them to strip naked and stand outside in the winter cold. Khader died in the tent and later was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva and pronounced dead.

    Khader’s mother was outside the prison where Israeli officials denied they had a prisoner by his name inside. Later, they admitted he was inside but said he must have been very sick when he went out shopping because he was now dead.

    Israeli officials refused to hand over the body and it was transferred to Abu Kabeer hospital, officially for a post-mortem. Mrs Tarazi told David Yallop that during this time many of his organs were illegally removed from his body.

    No inquiry was made into the death and the Tarazi family were told if they continued to ask for an inquiry they would be looking for trouble. Five months later soldiers and secret police visited the Tarazi house at midnight, beat up Khader’s brother and father and threw the former into Ansar Three prison.188

    2nd of April, 1988

    Twenty-three year old Salim Khalef Al Shaer, of Bethlehem, joined a Saturday demonstration against the Israelis. One soldier shot him in the face from fifteen metres. To stop the Israeli soldiers taking the body for organ removal his friends rushed the body to the closest mosque and called for the family. The funeral service began immediately. When the procession came out of the mosque for its trip to the gravesite the Army was waiting. Helicopters dropped teargas canisters and large stones onto the mourners. Ninety minutes after walking out of his house Salim was buried in his grave.189

    West Bank, 30th of October, 1988

    When Roman Catholic Palestinians were leaving mass they were confronted by the Israeli Army and began throwing stones. Nineteen-year old Iyad Bishara Abu Saada was killed by a plastic bullet that cut an abdominal artery. The same grim chase for the body entailed. The mourners eluded the Israelis and Iyad was buried a few hours later. Somewhat predictably the Israelis fired teargas canisters into the family home four days later. Mrs Saada told David Yallop the practice of removing organs was common and named Arab and Israeli hospitals where she said organs were removed. She said doctors, accompanied by soldiers, offered large amounts of money to parents of the killed.190

  7. brian said,

    August 24, 2009 at 22:20

    Israels govt is protesting not because the stories are untrue (how would they know unless they investigate them…which clearly they havent) But because the govt is involved in organ harvesting, as Nancy Scheper Hughes has discovered.

    Also a new article:

  8. August 25, 2009 at 12:06


  9. Jinjirrie said,

    August 26, 2009 at 21:21

    Can someone in Israel please get an interview with Dr. Yehuda Hiss? still Chief Pathologist at Abu Kabir, and reprimanded by Israeli courts in 2005 for harvesting body parts from dead IDF soldiers? His defence was they were used for medical training purposes and he admitted the charges. The law in Israel has since been changed to require consent.

    “In all of the 125 cases, Dr. Hiss and his subordinates removed organs, bones and tissue without the permission of, and in many cases, against the expressed wishes of the families of the deceased.”

    Did Hiss recycle Palestinian body parts in the past as well?

    More info on Hiss here:

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  12. Bobo_Haha said,

    December 19, 2009 at 20:15

    Remember earlier this year when the so called “white flag murders” occurred? You know when eleven civilian Palestinians were waving white flags (peace) at two idf soldiers – so the two soldiers decided to fire at the unarmed civilians killing all eleven of them – some being children and women. My point is – the NY Times never published the story about it. Seriously a few days later I wanted to re-read the article which I had originally read from a different news paper. But I couldn’t find it no matter how hard I looked in the NY TIMES. Not even through the “article search”. – Now that’s something to write about, eh?

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