Claim: Dr. Arieh Eldad wrote about a burn center patient turned suicide bomber.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2011]
From: Dr. Arieh Eldad:
I was instrumental in establishing the Israeli National Skin Bank, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.
This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery. This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.
We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague,
One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt. She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life. It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel. It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.
Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama does not.
I have never written before asking to please forward onwards, so that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.
Dr Arieh Eldad
Origins: Arieh Eldad is a medical doctor specializing in plastic surgery and a member of Israel’s Knesset. He served as the Director of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem’s Department of Plastic Surgery from 2000 to 2003 and is the Founder and Chairman of the Israeli Burn Association.
Everything up to and including “a war between civilization & barbarism” in the piece quoted
above is a direct excerpt from an interview given by
As to the veracity of Eldad’s story about a burn patient turned suicide bomber, it is indeed an account of an actual incident, except for the small detail of how the aspiring terrorist came by her burns. (She was injured by a gas tank explosion rather than deliberately by her family in retaliation for a suspected affair.)
On 20 June 2005, twenty-one-year-old Wafa Samir Ibrahim
|Attack by Female Suicide Bomber Thwarted at Erez Crossing (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)|
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Butcher, Tim. “Moment a Suicide Bombing Mission Failed.” The Daily Telegraph. 22 June 2005 (Features; International p. 13). Fletcher, Martin. “Palestinian Woman Tries to Blow Herself Up While Going into Israel for Dr. Appointment.” NBC News. 22 June 2005. Gordon, Jerry. “An Interview with Israeli M.K. Dr. Arieh Eldad.” New English Review. November 2008. Sukhtian, Lara. “Palestinian Woman Heading for Treatment at Israeli Hospital Caught Carrying Explosives.” Associated Press. 20 June 2005.
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