TEL AVIV – Officials from the Palestinian Authority and Fatah movement, including the head of a UN delegation and an ambassador, have accused Israel of stealing organs from dead terrorists, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.
During the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis, Palestinian officials are reviving an old libel by claiming that Israel harvests body parts from dead terrorists before handing their bodies over to the PA.
The head of the Palestinian delegation to the UN, Riyad Mansour, sent a letter to the president of the UN Security Council, British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, accusing Israel of “harvesting organs” from the bodies of “martyrs” who were killed while perpetrating terror attacks. Mansour claimed that their “bodies were returned without corneas and other organs.”
Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen stated on PA TV that Israel takes whatever organs it needs:
“There are Israeli testimonies acknowledging that organs are being taken from the bodies of young martyrs. While the body is with the Israelis, organs are taken according to Israel’s needs, and afterwards they hand over the body [to the PA] with conditions … including not allowing the body to be autopsied, in order to cover it up.”
The mother of a terrorist who was killed when he tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the Old City of Jerusalem, accused Israel of stealing her son’s organs. WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, reported, “Martyr Al-Khatib’s mother fears that her son’s organs have been stolen, especially since he was executed and quickly transferred, and that they will be implanted in [another] body after his life was stolen from him.”