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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Arab News reports blood libel as fact

Headline in Saudi Arabia's Arab News:
Israelis killed Palestinians for organs
No qualifications whatsoever until you read well into the article that Israel disputes the claims.

Another interesting part about the story, noticed by commenter Suzanne, is that the "stone thrower" Bilal Ghanem mentioned in the story actually was a suspected kidnapper and a fugitive when he was shot while the IDF was trying to arrest him in 1992:
Soldiers yesterday shot and killed Bilal Ghanem, 20, a fugitive since July 1991, after cornering him in the village of Imatin, near Nablus. Ghanem had been suspected of kidnapping and violently interrogating alleged informers, the IDF announcement said.