By Jonathan Hoffman
December 30, 2009
Recently Professor Hiss, a forensic scientist in Israel , has said that in 1990 body parts were removed from corpses without the permission of relatives. When precisely similar news emerged about the Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool in the UK, balanced newspaper articles were written about how to avoid a recurrence.
By contrast Galloway in the case of Israel makes hateful comparisons with the Nazi Dr Mengele and suggests that Hiss’s news confirms the story that appeared in Swedish media earlier this year, notably in the newspaper Aftonbladet. (Making Holocaust references in the context of Israel is anti-Semitic, see EUMC Definition of Antisemitism).
That is nonsense. The Aftonbladet article - a blood libel - suggested Israel was systematically murdering Palestinians and removing and then selling their body parts.
Galloway should be ashamed of himself. If he had any decency he would apologise – now. Even the Guardian apologised for headlining its Hiss story “ Israel admits harvesting Palestinian organs”!
(Harry's Place has also covered this story)