Friday, September 04, 2009

Organ Trade: Palestinian Authority to investigate claims of organ harvesting by Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports the Palestinian Authority is to form a commission of inquiry to look into allegations by a Swedish newspaper that Israel was killing Palestinians to harvest their organs.

PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad has instructed three of his ministers to probe all the facts surrounding the alleged organ theft, said Hassan Abu Libdeh, secretary-general of the Palestinian government in the West Bank.

He named the three men as Foreign Minister Riad Malki, Interior Minister Said Abu Ali and Health Minister Fathi Abu Mughli.

On Aug 24, Donald Bostrom the journalist who wrote the original article clarified his article in an interview with Press TV.

"The article is not accusing the (Israeli) army of snatching organs. The Palestinian families, the Palestine mothers, say that they think or they are sure that 'someone' took organs from their young men."

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