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PA Minister denounces Israel for stealing organs from Palestinian "Martyrs"

Headline: “Martyr Prisoner Anis Dawla Square inaugurated in Qalqilya”
     “Speakers agreed that the struggle to end our prisoners’ suffering in the occupation’s prisons and free them all must continue. They denounced the occupation’s policy of stealing Martyr (Shahid) prisoners’ organs and using their bodies for medical purposes.
This was said during the inauguration event of the Prisoner Martyr Anis Dawla Square, which took place under the auspices of Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, District Governor of Qalqilya, Rabih Al-Khandaqji, and district leaders, in the city of Qalqilya…
Karake said that it is important that the memory remain alive and burning. He said that the fact that Israel has hidden the Martyr’s body for over 33 years proves its arrogance, which is conveyed by its refusal to return it [the body] and by this it has opened up the story of a criminal state that still holds over 250 [bodies of] prisoners and insists that his (i.e., the prisoner’s) body does not exist.
He called on all human rights organizations to work to discover what happened to those missing and he denounced Israel’s Martyrs’ organ trade and the medical experiments conducted on their organs…
He thanked Anis, the Martyr who lives on in his people’s hearts and said that he is a symbol of the struggle’s significance and of humanism…
In his turn, District Governor of Qalqilya, Rabih Al-Khandaqji said: ‘Today we inaugurate the square to immortalize the story of a nation and a revolution. Anis was there and so became a clandestine symbol for Martyrs and any self-sacrificing fighter (Fedayeen) who crossed the borders…’ …
Martyr prisoner Anis Dawla was born in Qalqilya in 1944. He was arrested after being wounded in a military operation in Khillat Al-Amoud in the area of Nablus in 1968 and was given a life sentence. He died a Martyr in the Ashkelon Prison on August 13, 1980.”

Note: Anis Dawla was sentenced to life in prison in 1968 for his membership in a PLO cell that crossed the border into Israel. He died in prison in 1980.