Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Claims Israelis Harvesting Organs From Dead Palestinians; Says Israel Executing Large Numbers Of PrisonersBy
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood web site is repeating claims that the Israelis are harvesting body organs from dead Palestinians, adding the charge that dead bodies are being used for medical experiments and that large numbers of Palestinians have been executed after being arrested. According to the report on the Brotherhood site:
The Prisoner of War Commission for the National and Islamic Forces have reported, that the bodies of martyrs held by the Israeli entity are being used as human spare parts and for medical experiments. In a recent press conference, the commission called for the establishment of an association for the families of martyrs and missing family members to impose any necessary legal, diplomatic, and prevalent pressure in order to bring back the bodies, bury and honor them. Rafiq Muslim, from the Prisoners of War’s Committee, maintained that the reports publishing the numbers of graves indicate that there is no respect to the sanctity of humans. Bodies are being buried in graves less than a meter deep, making them vulnerable. He added that the Israeli Occupation authority continue to detain the bodies of martyrs to collectively punish their families. The holding back of the bodies, and hiding facts and numbers, indicate that the occupation has executed a large number of prisoners of war after arresting them.
The Egyptian Brotherhood appears to have first raised the issue of organ harvesting in September of 2009 based on a Swedish media report that has since been discredited. As a previous post discussed, the organ harvesting charge was picked up by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) in the US who claimed that news reports confirmed the “theft” of human organs from dead Palestinians. MPAC is part of the US Muslim Brotherhood.