Russian Paper: Israel Injects Palestinian Prisoners With Viruses

April 19, 2013 5:52 pm 6 comments

A screenshot of the story.

A Russian newspaper has published a blood libel claiming that Israel injects its Palestinian prisoners with “dangerous viruses.”

The newspaper Pravda writes: “A Palestinian released from Israeli jails, Rania Saqa, has brought to light that the Israeli regime injected detainees that are out of prisons with dangerous viruses.”

Saqa said it was standard procedure for the authorities to inject the Palestinians before releasing them. The paper then wrote “Most former inmates die after being released from Israeli jails.”

“This is a racist, lowly and repulsive lie based solely on its authors’ sick imagination,” Yigal Palmor, a senior spokesman for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told JTA.  “Those who know Fascist propaganda will easily recognize its distinct characteristics in this crude lie spread by Pravda.”

According to JTA,  Pravda served as a mouthpiece for the Communist regime until its fall in 1991, when it was shuttered before reopening in 1997. Its print edition has approximately 100,000 readers.

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  • TO BAD MANY RELEASED TERRORISTS LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO PERPETRATE OTHER ASSAULTS, SO IT STANDS TO REASON THAT THE “VIRUS ISN’T STRONG ENOUGH”. A MORE CREATIVE WAY TO DO AWAY WITH THESES ASSSSINS WOULD BE TO INSTALL A TIME BOMB INSIDE THEIR BODIES. SO THAT WHEN FOR EXAMPLE. CHILD MURDERER SAMIR KUNTAR WAS FREED AND RETURNED TO LEBANON IN EXCHANGE FOR THE ROTTING BODIES OF TWO SOLDIERS KIDNAPPED BY HZBULLAH, THE DEVICE COULD HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED AS HE HUGGED NASSRALLAH AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN FREED OF THIS VERMIN.

  • David S. Most

    Sirs:
    And here I thought PRAVDA died with the Soviet Union. How wrong could I be? Pravda lives and continues printing its vile lies and poisonous libels against the Jews.

    Does President Putin knowingly approve this kind of sludge? Or do the editors simply believe the Russian volk still buy into modernized versions of long discredited anti-Semitic blood libels.

    Apparently anti-Semitism has so long been ingrained into the Russian psyche that PRAVDA feels comfortable printing more of it.

    How do you say “PRAVDA” in Arabic?

  • Blood libel contradicts itself. The idea of Kosher is to REMOVE blood. A Jew wants to eliminate the blood, NOT find another source of blood.
    Combing the internet for similar idiocies provides astonishing tributes to bitter hatred and creative stupidity. Hitler’s birthday is a reminder how he could turn the heavy GermanJewish losses in WWI into a lie of blame for Germany’s own defeat. He could have better blamed the US without whom Germany might have won WWI.

  • Yes, they become Haredim…

  • Appears amos schocken of the gaza based nazi owned haaretz is now a source for pravda

  • jerry hersch

    This was on the English version -for outside consumption..couldn’t find it on the Russian.
    Pravda’s readership has deteriorated to a small undereduacted pseudo-religiuos/psedo-science grop of kooks who could not compete in a real world.
    Anti-American anti-Israeli and swipes at anything that has a “anti” following…mix in a bit of sex and sensationalism .
    It is however a conduit to enforce already held beliefs

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