Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The lie grows

Several weeks ago, I reported that the Israeli medical team in Haiti was already being accused of trafficking in human organs - a further iteration of the libel contained in a Swedish article last August.

Well, the lie surfaced in the UK this past week. Jenny Tonge, the Liberal Democratic Party's spokesperson on health issues in the House of Lords, called for an official Israeli investigation of these rumors. Here's how it happened, according to The Guardian:

"The latest row followed accusations in the online Palestine Telegraph – of which she is a patron – that members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) had been harvesting body parts in Haiti.

She subsequently told the Jewish Chronicle: 'To prevent allegations such as these – which have already been posted on YouTube – going any further, the IDF and the Israeli Medical Association should establish an independent inquiry immediately to clear the names of the team in Haiti.'"

Tonge was stripped of her position, but you can be sure this isn't the last we'll hear of this lie.

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