JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Swedish journalist who accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting Palestinian organs arrived in Israel for a news conference.
Activists on Sunday protested Donald Bostrom’s arrival at Ben Gurion Airport as a guest of the Dimona Media Conference.
Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, who is also minister for the development of the Negev and Galilee, announced Saturday that he would not attend the conference if Bostrom attended.
Bostrom will be provided with a bodyguard during his visit, Ha’aretz reported.
In an article published in August in the popular Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Bostrum reported that Israel seized young Palestinian men and returned them to their families with missing organs.
The story, which ran under the headline "They plunder the organs of our sons," also cited the recent arrest of a New York rabbi accused of trafficking in human organs.