Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin, December 24, 2001
Background: Lies and distortions whose aim is to create revulsion and hatred toward
Israelis and Jews are published and broadcast regularly in the Palestinian media.
This morning an article appeared in the official Palestinian Authority daily
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida in which Israel is accused of using Palestinian body parts for
Note: This libel is one of a series of false claims made by the PA against
Israel over the years. Other examples include: the distribution of poisoned
candy to Palestinian schools by means of helicopters; the export of radioactive
belts to the Palestinian Authority; the sale of carcinogenic foods to Palestinians;
the injection of AIDS; etc.
Headline: The occupying authorities steal body parts from martyrs to use in
Excerpts from the text:
When the occupying authority holds the bodies of martyrs, it does so in order
to hide the traces of its crimes. The witnesses and evidence prove that the
occupation forces torture the bodies of the martyrs on purpose and fire bullets
into them at close range.
There are clear indicators that the occupying authorities steal body parts of the
martyrs during the holding process, in order to use them in Israeli hospitals,
especially for Israeli patients in need of transplants. After they seize the body
parts of the martyrs, they bury the corpses under dubious circumstances,
scorning humanitarian values and moral and religious regulations.
Legal authorities noted that the occupation’s refusal to surrender the bodies of
the martyrs to their families is intended to hide the truth of their
non-humanitarian practices on the bodies of the martyrs.