After Stealing Palestinian Organs, Now It’s Haiti’s Turn

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20/01/2010 While media reports from Haiti expressed amazement at Israel’s well-equipped medical delegation to the quake-stricken nation, some critics have warned against organ theft. The Israeli medical team dispatched to Haiti has set up a field hospital in the tremor-battered Caribbean country, winning Western media praise for doing what even their American peers have not yet managed to accomplish.

But a video posted on Youtube by an American resident of Seattle, Washington on Tuesday took the shine off the Israeli professionalism that media have raved about in the past few days.

An American resident of Seattle, Washington, uploaded a video to YouTube on Tuesday accusing soldiers in the Israeli delegation to the earthquake site in Haiti of being involved in stealing organs from their patients.

The man, who calls himself T. West, fronts a group called AfriSynergy Productions. The video presents something to think about while exploiting the horrible tragedy that has befallen Haiti where Israeli occupation soldiers are engaged in organ trafficking.

West recalled organ harvest charges filed against the Israeli army in the past, and pointed out that there is very little monitoring during such tragedies.

“The bizarre host of the video collected praises broadcast on television channels regarding the advanced equipment and treatment the Israeli teams are providing in Haiti. After about a minute and a half of such praise, the man looks straight into the camera and said that there are people operating in Haiti who do not have a conscience and are members of the search-and-rescue teams, including the Israeli occupation forces,” a Ynet report said.

The man repeated the facts that the Israeli army stole organs in the past from Palestinians and others. He asserted that there is very little oversight during such tragedies, and that the Haitian people must look out for their fellow citizens to protect them against international medical groups who arrived in the country “for the money.” He indicated that some people were looking to make money off the tragedy.

Last Tuesday, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people killed, 70,000 of whom have already been buried in mass graves.

In a conversation with Ynet, the man explained his beliefs behind the statements he made. “I don’t have anything against Israel. I have a lot against the ideology of Zionism,” he explained. “We saw what you did in South Africa and with the Palestinians. Because of our history and the suffering of our people, I understand what the Palestinians are going through.”

To back up what he said, the man drew upon the recent arrest of Jews in the United States on suspicions that they were involved in an organ trafficking racket.

According to him, he is taking action “to promote positive change among Afro-Americans and in Africa. I am not a politician. I do a talk show and journalism and volunteer for a few non-profit organizations.”

“It is good that the Israeli army and others are helping there, but everywhere there is death, there are exploiters. There needs to be transparency in Haiti.”

The Popular Movement for the Support of Prisoners and Palestinian Rights showed a video in Gaza City on Monday showing Israeli soldiers executing a Christian Palestinian from Gaza city after kidnapping him in 1988.

The video also provides certain details regarding illegal harvesting of the organs of the slain youth. The Palestinian youth, Fadi Tarazi, is a Palestinian Christian from Gaza City. Israeli occupation forces of the Givati Brigade kidnapped and tortured him before executing him after tying him to their jeep.

His body was taken away by the army and his organs were illegally harvested before his body was returned to his parents, the Movement reported.

The movement demanded the International Human Rights groups to expose the Israeli violations and war crimes against the Palestinian people. It added that Israel should not be given the chance to evade prosecution for its crimes against the Palestinian people, and crimes against humanity.

New videotape on Israeli soldiers torturing and stealing human organs disclosed

[ 19/01/2010 – 06:24 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The popular movement for the support of prisoners and Palestinian rights unveiled a videotape explaining how Israeli soldiers in 1988 tortured and killed a Palestinian Christian young man called Khader Tarzi before harvesting his body parts.

The pictures in the videotape illustrate in detail how the young man was hunted, beaten and tied to the front of an army jeep by Israeli occupation soldiers of the Givati Brigades near a house in the neighborhood of Al-Zeitoun in Gaza.

The videotape shows the steched-up body of the young man with steches running his chin to his lower abdomen as well as in his hands and feet.

The popular movement called on international human rights organizations to expose such Israeli crimes and work on stopping this terrorism against Palestinian prisoners and martyrs.

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