Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tel Aviv is seeking USD 7.5 million from the Swedish Aftonbladet daily over an article that claims that Israeli troops kill Palestinians to steal their organs and sell them on the black market.
According to a report published by International Middle East Media Center, the Israeli lawsuit against the paper was filed by a lawyer named Guy Ohpir, who filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan Court asking for $7.5 million as compensation.
The lawyer says the paper’s article is anti-Semitic, racist and blood-libel and that the article should be considered incitement against the Jews and Israeli soldiers.
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Ohpir allegedly filed the lawsuit in New York because the paper is distributed there and because Donald Bostrom who wrote Our sons plundered for their organs made a connection to the recent scandal of organ trade in which New York Rabbis, Jewish figures and officials were involved.
Donald Bostrom says his article about the Israeli army stealing the organs of young Palestinian men it killed in 1992 during the first Palestinian uprising originates from claims made by Palestinian families.
“The article is not accusing the (Israeli) army of snatching organs. The Palestinian families, the Palestine mothers, say that they think or they are sure that someone took organs from their young men,” the Swedish freelance journalist told Press TV on Monday.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 9:02 am