Libel: Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Meds on Palestinian Prisoners
Thu Feb 21 2019
Yesterday, I posted about and debunked a libel disseminated by The Palestinian Revolutionary United Front Facebook page, which I assumed was referring to Hebrew University Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s claim that Israel is experimenting on palestinian Arab children with new weapons systems.
It turns out there is also an actual allegation that we issue permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on palestinian and Arab prisoners. Interestingly enough, it supposedly comes from the same source: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian.
The first thing to note is this is being reported only on palestinian/anti-Israel sites. No other report of Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s lecture mentions this allegation at all, including this report, which is rather comprehensive in describing what she spoke about. Had she made this allegation, you’d think it would have been newsworthy enough to be mentioned in the report, alongside the other allegations she made....