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Israeli prisons commit “organ theft crimes”

“Yesterday [June 18, 2013] the National Campaign to Return the Bodies of the Martyrs Held in the Numbered Cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) submitted an updated list of the missing to the Red Cross …
Families of the missing expressed their increasing concern due to the fact that the occupation does not provide any information regarding the fate of their children, despite all evidence pointing to the occupation’s involvement in their disappearance, specifically in light of what is now known about the secret Israeli prisons regarding organ theft crimes, which the involved parties in Israel have explicitly admitted to in the past.”

Note: There is one case of organ theft in Israel’s history. In 2001, an Israeli investigative journalist exposed that from the years 1988 to 2000, doctors under chief pathologist at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine at times took body parts without permission from relatives, for research and transplants of skin and corneas. Most body parts were taken from Israeli Jews, but the theft also included body parts from Israeli Arabs, Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists. There has been no documented case since then.

The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities have been documented.