Harvesting Palestinian Organs*
The sickness by which we are governed is reflected by the depths to which we as human beings have descended without recrimination, or punishment. Respect is something that our global governors do little to deserve as they allow/participate in the unforgiveable.
By Saed Bannoura
Former Palestinian detainee, researcher Abdul-Nasser Farwana, stated that all facts on the ground, since decades, prove that the Israeli occupation executed Palestinian detainees after they surrendered and refused to hand their bodies to their families. Hundreds of bodies were transferred to the families days, months or even years after the fact, and when the bodies were sent back, they were missing vital internal organs.
Link for the Aftonbladet report by Swedish journalist Donald Boström:
The Swedish report, written by Donald Boström and published by Aftonbladet, Stockholm daily paper, regarding illegal trafficking of body parts of Palestinians is directly connected to the execution of Palestinians after they surrendered to the army, and is connected with the arrest of 40 well-known figures, including Rabbis in New Jersey for money laundering and corruption, in a scheme that involved sales of Israeli kidneys in the US and other corruption rackets.
One of the illegal acts carried out by Israel is having secret detention facilities in which dozens of detainees were imprisoned and never heard of anymore. This is in addition to the “Numbers Graveyard” in which “unknown” Palestinian and Arab fighters are buried.
Hundreds of bodies were returned during prisoner-swap deals, including the 2009 swap-deal between Hezbollah and Israel in which some 200 bodies were moved to Lebanon.
Detainees died in Israeli prisons, some due to torture, and their bodies were not immediately sent to their families, but instead were moved to forensic center, and some of their body parts were removed before bodies were sent back to the Palestinians.
A video recording of a 57 minutes duration shocked the world. A doctor who was giving instructions to a number of other doctors about how to extract the organs of the dead could be seen in the video.
The technique of transferring the skin from the back of the human body belonging to the dead Palestinian was shown. Those pieces of skin were then given to the Israeli soldiers who had suffered burns and other kind of wounds inflicted from the conflict with the Palestinians.
Besides the skin from the back of the Palestinian bodies, the Israeli doctors also took the corneas, hearts and bones. Not surprising that the government of Israel had set up the skin bank in 1986 for the purpose of healing the wounds of their soldiers using the skin stolen from the bodies of the dead Palestinians.
”The process had already started since the early 1980’s and was going on until the end of 2000,” Yehuda Hiss, the director and chief pathologist at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine, who made the film recording, said. The video confirmed accusations that Tel Aviv was illegally stealing organs from the dead bodies of Palestinians.
Hiss, who appeared in the video also handled autopsy problems on unnatural deaths in Israel and the districts that it occupies. He said that the other body organs that always become a target of theft are the bones, especially the long bones, and parts of heart.
The eyes are also the aims of the body organs thieves, though not the whole eyes are stolen. “We don’t take the whole eye, we only take the cornea and close the eyes back,” Hiss explained as quoted from Al-Arabiya.
The stolen body organs are not sold to the international market but are sent to the hospitals in Israel or Jerusalem. Hiss said that the hospitals that they were headed for is like the Tel Hashomer where all the doctors working there are his friends.
He admitted that he was not given incentives for his acts. But, four years ago Hiss was given a microscope. “We also send the organs to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and they gave us an instrument in the form of a special video camera that could view the internal organs of the body in return for the organs which we gave to them.”
The video recording becomes an evidence of the involvement of Israel in illegal snatching of body organs from the bodies of the Palestinians who were killed. However, Israel justified the practice in the name of scientific research.
More recently Israel has agreed to return organs of dead Palestinians harvested by its forensic pathologists during autopsies, Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh told Ma’an news agency on Wednesday.
Head of Israel’s Abu Kabir forensic institute, Jehuda Hiss, had admitted harvesting organs from dead bodies without the permission of their families.
“We started to harvest corneas … Whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family,” Hiss said in an interview with an American academic in 2000. The interview was released in 2010 and part of it was aired by Israel’s Channel 2 TV.
The Channel 2 report said forensic experts harvested bones, corneas, heart valves and skin from dead Israeli soldiers, citizens, Palestinians and even foreign workers.
The Israeli army admitted to organ harvesting but said the practice was no longer performed. “This activity ended a decade ago and does not happen any longer,” the military told Channel 2.
In the interview, Hiss described how his doctors would mask the removal of corneas from bodies. “We’d glue the eyelid shut,” he said. “We wouldn’t take corneas from families we knew would open the eyelids,” Associated Press reported.
The Palestinian official said Israel will “soon be returning some of the organs,” Ma’an reported.
Can they return something they have no concept of… LIFE? If Palestinians were so vile, they wouldn’t even consider using their bodies to protect their on miserable lives.
Israel Agrees to Return Stolen Organs of Dead Palestinians http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-agrees-to-return-stolen-organs-of-dead-palestinians/5358247
Murdering Palestinians for their organs: “All facts on the ground prove Swedish report correct” http://www.globalresearch.ca/murdering-palestinians-for-their-organs-all-facts-on-the-ground-prove-swedish-report-correct/14885
When The Palestinian Are Murdered On The Operating Table And Then Their Organs Harvested. http://prisonerofjoy.blogspot.com/2009/12/when-palestinian-are-murdered-on.html