Wednesday May 23, 201212:21 PM GMT
Israelis run organ trafficking network
A file photo of a transplant surgery
A file photo of a transplant surgery
Wed May 23, 2012 12:20PM
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An illegal network of organ harvesters and traffickers, which exploits both the organ donors and recipients, has been uncovered in Israel.


According to Ha’aretz, at least 10 Israeli citizens were arrested for membership in the organ trafficking gang. Investigation into the ring began after representatives of several countries contacted the Israeli authorities and provided them with the names of suspects, who are all Israeli citizens.

In a November report, CNN said that the organs of the individuals trying to enter Israel from the Sinai desert had been trafficked.

The Italian New Generation Foundation for Human Rights and the Everyone Group has presented evidence indicating that Sinai locals harvest the organs of the people they transfer to Israel. In this connection, a number of mass graves have been found containing the corpses of Africans who were missing some of their organs.

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