11-09-2005, 04:20 AM #1
Palestinian's organs go to Israel
The parents of a Palestinian boy killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank have donated his organs for use in Israel, in the hope of promoting peace.
Twelve-year-old Ahmed Ismail Khatib was shot in the town of Jenin by troops who mistook his toy gun for a real one.
His organs were transplanted into five Israeli children and a woman aged 58.
His father, Ismail, said saving lives was more important than religion, and added: "I feel that my son has entered the heart of every Israeli."
Ahmed died in hospital from his injuries after being shot in the body and head while throwing stones at Israeli soldiers who were hunting suspected militants in Jenin.
The Israeli army expressed regret over his shooting.
'Gesture of love'
Israel's parliamentary speaker, Reuven Rivlin, praised the Khatib family's action as a "remarkable gesture" after decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Mr Khatib said he was very proud that his son's organs would help six Israelis.
"I have taken this decision because I have a message for the world: that the Palestinian people want peace - for everyone," he told the AFP news agency.
"We have no problem whether it is an Israeli or a Palestinian [who receives his organs] because it will give them life," added the boy's mother, Ablah Khatib.
Ahmed's kidneys, liver, heart and lungs were transplanted into Israelis including Jews, Arabs and a Druze girl, medical officials said.
The girl, aged 12 and from Israel's Bedouin Arab minority, received Ahmed's heart, bringing to an end a five-year wait for a transplant.
Her father, Riad Gadban, called the donation a "gesture of love" and said his daughter was regaining strength after the operation.
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11-09-2005, 07:48 AM #2
Who cares about Palestinian children?? Their parents certainly do not. Thats why they strap bombs to them and send them over..
11-09-2005, 09:58 AM #3Originally Posted by roidattack
11-09-2005, 10:04 AM #4Originally Posted by roidattack
11-09-2005, 10:15 AM #5Originally Posted by roidattack
11-09-2005, 10:16 AM #6
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11-09-2005, 10:17 AM #7Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-09-2005, 10:20 AM #8
bigen12 read the "respect the post" thread and stop hijiacking my thread with none sense !
11-09-2005, 10:24 AM #9Originally Posted by Bigen12
11-09-2005, 10:32 AM #10Originally Posted by BeerBaron
11-09-2005, 10:32 AM #11
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11-09-2005, 10:33 AM #12Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
Sorry Militia but this crap pisses me off. They are blowing up innocent people and you are trying to make them look good with this propaganda.
11-09-2005, 10:49 AM #13Originally Posted by roidattack
11-09-2005, 10:52 AM #14Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
Now that I understand this, I appologise for my posts.
11-09-2005, 11:01 AM #15Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
11-09-2005, 11:15 AM #16Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
If you are sincere with those intentions than I apologize. I have seen a lot of posts by you that include much hate for Jews/Israel. I assumed the worst in this case.
11-09-2005, 11:30 AM #17
There are 1.1 billion muslims according to the world alminac(1997). If onehundred thats right 100 of them did bombings then 99.999989% of muslims do not do bombings. I think people are stereotyping.
11-09-2005, 11:31 AM #18Originally Posted by roidattack
11-09-2005, 11:35 AM #19Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
This is accurate but I was just talking about the Palistinian population. Not much need for a stereotype in that case.
11-09-2005, 11:39 AM #20
Here's the article from an Israeli newspaper's website:
Shot boy’s organs donated
Parents of Palestinian youngster shot by army Thursday donate organs to six Israelis. PM Sharon reportedly invites father to his office in order to offer personal apology
Meital Yas'ur-Beit Or
The organs of Ahmed Ismail Khatib, 13, the Palestinian boy shot Thursday by IDF soldiers in the West Bank town of Kabatiya near Jenin, will be donated to six Israelis.
Ahmed was shot after soldiers mistook his toy gun for a real one. Still, his parents decided to donate the organs “for the sake of peace between the two people.”
Meanwhile, the boy’s father said he was invited to meet with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who offered to apologize for the killing, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
According to the Palestinian report, Ismail Khatib said that “if this would serve the Palestinian problem and advance a just peace, I will meet with Sharon and bring him a message of peace."
Ahmed's heart has been transplanted Sunday into the body of a 12-year-old girl at the Schneider hospital in Petah Tikva. His liver was donated to a six-month old baby and a 66-year-old woman at the Beilinson hospital in town.
Ahmed's lungs will be donated to a 14-year-old Cystic Fibrosis patient, and his kidneys to a five-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl.
Chairman of the ADI foundation for the promotion of transplants and organ donation in Israel, Gad Ben-Dror informed Ahmed's parents that Adi intends to grant them NIS 10,000 for their "exceptional deed."
Grants for donors
Israel currently has no law that regulates the issue of granting money to organ donors, although a bill on the matter has been in discussion for over a year.
Members of ADI have been working to advance the bill's approval. For the tme being, the group funds grants to donors' families.
"Because of the complexity of the situation, we decided to contribute money to the Khatib family, although they did not carry our donor card. The whole of society benefits from organ donations, and we have a moral obligation to express significant gratitude, which can also take the shape of a financial contribution," Ben-Dror said.
Ben-Dror said he spoke with Ahmed's uncle, Mustafa Makhamid Sunday afternoon, to inform him of the grant.
"I thanked the family for their donation, and he said they did not do it for the money. I told him it was obvious, because they did not know of the contribution beforehand," he concluded.
11-09-2005, 11:46 AM #21Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-09-2005, 11:53 AM #22Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
11-09-2005, 11:53 AM #23
thats very good , thx rak_ani i wish this kind of emotion flowing more n more , cause both sides desperately need it ................
11-09-2005, 11:54 AM #24Originally Posted by zOaib
11-09-2005, 11:54 AM #25Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
And lets say there are 1 billion Muslims.
That would make.
Although I know the percentage is less than that, it is sterotyping.
11-09-2005, 11:56 AM #26Originally Posted by AIZ
11-09-2005, 11:57 AM #27Originally Posted by zOaib
11-09-2005, 11:58 AM #28Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
Welcome back C. Nice avatar
11-09-2005, 11:59 AM #29Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-09-2005, 12:00 PM #30Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-09-2005, 12:02 PM #31Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-09-2005, 12:04 PM #32
my my how observant of U , i thought your eyes were on me MORE !!!
11-09-2005, 12:04 PM #33Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-09-2005, 12:05 PM #34Originally Posted by zOaib
11-09-2005, 12:07 PM #35
About the story, I think the father has a big heart. And is truly amazing what he did.
11-09-2005, 12:12 PM #36Originally Posted by zOaib
My eyes have started wondering elsewhere when you started ignoring me.
11-09-2005, 12:18 PM #37Originally Posted by zOaib
11-09-2005, 12:19 PM #38Retired Vet
Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
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Your avatar makes you look like a child molester, change it, lol..
11-09-2005, 12:21 PM #39Retired Vet
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11-09-2005, 12:23 PM #40Originally Posted by BOUNCER
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