Swedish newspaper concocts sick blood libel
JERUSALEM — Israel and the Swedish Embassy responded furiously Wednesday to a Swedish newspaper article that suggested Israeli troops killed Palestinians and harvested their organs.So now, they're accusing Israel's army of exploiting the dead? This is simply revolting, and knowing what Scandanavia is like for many years now, it almost figures they'd pull a filthy stunt like this. Hence, I cannot bring myself to buy any Volvos, Saabs, or Scanias.
Update: Barry Rubin at the Gloria Center writes about this and gives some more details:
On August 18, Aftonbladet published an article by a man named Donald Boström. The editor responsible is named Åsa Linderborg. She is the newspaper’s cultural affairs’ editor.And this "author" also clearly has no interest in getting info from Jewish sources on anything, because in the minds of such moonbats, Jewish sources are illegitimate on everything.
This was no random decision for her. When asked once: “What do you wish for most in life right now?” She answered: “What a simple question. What I want is a free Palestine.”
And what did this article say? That Israel’s army deliberately kidnaps Palestinian civilians and then murders them so it can cut out and sell their organs to sick people needing transplants.
The story is based on the arrest of a Jewish man in Brooklyn for selling organs but the news coverage has no hint of any Israeli connection.
The Swedish story is based on Palestinian sources (though the author also claims he has UN sources for it)--like so many slanders of Israel which are widely purveyed. It is easy to forget that the false claim of a Jenin massacre--which received massive coverage in the Western media--was based on an interview with a single Palestinian who nobody even knew.
Palestinians simply told him that the bodies of terrorists or others killed came back with organs missing. Any photos, medical records, documented complaints? Of course not.
[Ironically, the Beirut Daily Star has a very responsible article, with no claim of Israeli involvement, on the issue of organ sales.]
At this point you are no doubt thinking: This is some kind of sick joke.
Yes, it is. But the newspaper published it any way.
Apparently, the author is a left-wing activist for Palestinian causes, though the newspaper calls him a journalist.