Israeli organ trafficking ring
Friday, 4 June 2004
An Israeli organ trafficking ring which was smashed in South Africa last year has shifted its operations to China, according to a report in the New York Times. A 52-year-old Tel Aviv man, Ilan Peri, is alleged to have organised at least 100 kidney transplants for Israelis.

Presumed guilty
by Jonathan Rosenblum
Jerusalem Post
October 17, 2000
On Sunday, the Supreme Court overturned the acquittal of Nahum Korman on charges of manslaughter.
Korman, the security officer of Hadar Betar, was found guilty of the death of an 11-year old Palestinian, Hilmi Shousha, in 1996. Korman had gone to the village of Husan because his, and other Israeli vehicles were being stoned by the boy.
Moreover, Orr was well within her rights to be skeptical of the pathological findings of Hiss, who has long been the subject of controversy as director of Israel Institute for Forensic Medicine, at Abu Kabir. Last November, a local Tel Aviv paper Ha’ir ran a 12-page expose of Abu Kabir and revealed how the national lab allows medical students to practice on bodies sent there for autopsies, and transfers body parts for transplants without permission from the family of the deceased.

Romania: Israeli doctors questioned in human eggs trafficking case
Published: 07.19.09, 23:32 / Israel News
Dozens of doctors and employees of a Bucharest fertility clinic, among whom were several Israelis, were questioned by Romanian authorities on suspicion of trafficking in human eggs.,7340,L-3749004,00.html

Israel Kills Palestinian Boys,
Steals Organs For Transplants

AL-KHALIL (IRNA) – The Zionist state has tacitly admitted that doctors at the Israeli forensic institute at Abu Kabir had extracted the vital organs of three Palestinian teenage children killed by the Israeli Army nearly ten days ago.

Israel Kills, Steals Organs of Palestinian Children
Israel preys on Palestinian children

RAMALLAH, Jan. 14 (IslamOnline & News agencies) – Israeli occupation forces not only kill Palestinian children but they also mutilate their bodies, and extract vital organs to use them as “spare parts”, Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat said in a televised interview Sunday.

Two Haifa men sentenced to jail for organ trafficking
By Fadi Eyadat
In a precedent-setting ruling yesterday the Haifa District Court yesterday sentenced two Haifa men to jail for trafficking in humans for the purpose of harvesting their organs.

Israelis deep into organ trafficing
Israel Asper Letter 01 10-May-2002 They left their hearts in Tel Aviv
“The family of Alastair Sinclair, a Scottish tourist who hanged himself in an Israeli jail, was forced to bring suit for the return of missing body parts.” — Jonathan Rosenblum

Ben-Ari: Arrest of Rabbis Shows Need for Urgent Aliyah

( Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) called on Friday for an emergency immigration of Jews from the United States to Israel, in the wake of Thursday’s arrest of a number of rabbis in New York City and neighboring parts of New Jersey in connection with a federal investigation of bribery and money-laundering allegations. Dr. Ben-Ari said, “I have a difficult feeling that the reports are intended to tarnish the reputation of the Jews and hurt them.”

He added, “Whoever thinks the Anti-Semitism of the Obama government has stopped is mistaken.”

If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value, he explained. There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life.

– Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburgh in Jewish Week, the largest Jewish publication in the United States.

40 years after Israel’s first transplant, donor’s family says his heart was stolen

For the medical profession, last week’s 40th anniversary of Israel’s first successful heart transplant was a festive occasion. But for one family, it brought back bitter memories – because the transplanted heart, according to the donor’s family, was obtained through deceit and trickery.

Avraham Sadegat arrived at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in December 1968 after suffering a stroke. According to his wife, Ofra, the doctors said he was doing well, but later a nurse asked her not to stay the night. “I asked a lot of questions about Avraham’s situation, but the doctors answered tersely, evasively. They averted their heads, they almost wouldn’t look me in the eyes.”

The next day, Ofra said, she was once again told that Avraham was doing well, but that she should not stay the night. Then, when she arrived the following day, she discovered that he had been transferred to intensive care. “We kept asking questions, but no one answered.”
A few hours later, doctors told her and Avraham’s brother that he had died. At the same time, they heard about the transplant, but gave it no thought.

When Avraham’s brother asked to see the body, the hospital refused. However, he insisted and the doctors finally gave in. The body was completely covered in bandages, “which didn’t jive with a stroke, so he unwrapped the bandages, and was shocked to see the upper body empty: Instead of internal organs, there were bandages that had been stuffed inside to fill the space,” Ofra said.

“They treated him like an alley cat,” she said tearfully. “From the moment he entered the hospital, they apparently saw him only as a potential source of organs and not as a man in need of treatment. They only thought about how to do the deed without us knowing.”

It took a few hours before the family connected the state of the body with the historic transplant. Then, they began asking questions – but the hospital insisted that Sadegat’s heart had not been used.

The family then applied to three cabinet ministers, demanding to know why the heart had been taken without their consent. They did not ask for compensation; they simply wanted to know the truth.

The affair aroused a media storm, but the hospital continued to stick to its denial. Only weeks later did it finally give in and admit that Sadegat’s heart had been used. But it made this admission only after the family signed a document promising not to sue.

In response, Beilinson noted it had abided by the law in force at that time, which allowed organs to be harvested without the family’s consent. That is also what then-health minister Israel Barzilai told the Knesset on December 25, 1968.

Ref: haaretz