Jerusalem Posts Khaled Abu Toameh har sporet opp familien til Bilal Ahmed Ghanem, palestineren som Donald Boström bygger sin story om organtyveri på. Familien sier de husker at det var en svensk fotograf i landsbyen den aktuelle natten, og at han tok noen bilder. Men de snakket aldri med ham.
Toameh snakket med broren Jalal.
Jalal said that he and other villagers recall that a Swedish photographer was in the village during the funeral and that he managed to take a number of pictures of the body before the funeral. «That was the only time we saw this photographer,» he recounted.
Ibrahim Ghanem, a relative of Bilal, said that the family never told the Swedish photographer that Israel had stolen organs from the dead man’s body.
«Maybe the journalist reached that conclusion on the basis of the stitches he saw on the body,» he said. «But as far as the family is concerned, we don’t know if organs were removed from the body because we never performed our own autopsy. All we know is that Bilal’s teeth were missing.»
På den ene siden benekter Ghanems familie å ha sagt noe om manglende organ. Men oppslaget i Aftonbladet ser ut til å ha påvirket dem til tro at det kanskje kan ha skjedd.
The mother denied that she had told any foreign journalist that her son’s organs had been stolen.
However, she said that now she does not rule out the possibility that Israel was harvesting organs of Palestinians.
Jalal sier at de nå ønsker seg en internasjonal granskning.