Canadian pro-Palestinian activist shares “blood libel” against Israel

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Waliul Waheed’s Facebook post 22 Feb 2019

Facebook user by the name Waliul Waheed is a Canadian pro-Palestinian activist, probably based in Ottawa.

On February 22, 2019 while noting that he was at at Liberal Party of Canada National Headquarters in Ottawa, Waliul Waheed posted:

“Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners.”

The post was accompanied with a link to an unsigned article titled “Israel pharmaceutical firms test medicines on Palestinian prisoners” and an image featuring a syringe decorated with a Star of David injecting blood into a hand with the following text: ‘Israel injects Palestinian prisoners with dangerous viruses.’

On July 9, 2008 the research center Palestinian Media Watch posted an article titled “PA Libel: Prisoners are used for Nazi-like medical experiments” that was written by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook. Here are excerpts from the article:

The Palestinian Authority is intensifying its longstanding blood libel campaign against Israel, falsely accusing Israel of conducting horrific Nazi-like medical experiments on Palestinian prisoners. These fabrications have been featured repeatedly in the Palestinian Authority’s official newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, which is under the direct authority of Mahmoud Abbas…

Israeli Officials Respond
Office of Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik:
“Knesset Speaker Itzik never made the statements attributed to her. Knesset Speaker Itzik is certain that incidents of this kind do not occur in Israel; this is not how Israel conducts itself.”
Ministry of Health’s Response:
“Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present. Furthermore, there is no person named Amy Laftat working for the Pharmaceutical Division.”

Waliul Waheed’s Facebook post 22 Feb 2019

See also:
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