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Hebrew University professor says Israel tests weapons on Palestinian children

An Arab professor of the Hebrew University of al-Quds says the Israeli military tests various weapons against innocent Palestinians, even children, in order to learn which are the most powerful, a report said Sunday.

According to Press TV, Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian said in a lecture last Tuesday at Columbia University that “Israel does weapons tests on Palestinian children” and that “Palestinian spaces are laboratories for the Israeli security industry.”

Shalhoub-Kevorkian, an Arab professor of social work from the Hebrew University, quoted from the testimony of a few children to assert that the Israeli military specifically targets the younger generation for these alleged tests, said a report by Israel’s Army Radio.

“The army checks what bombs to use – gas bombs or stink bombs,” a child named Muhammad said, according to the report. “Whether to put over us plastic bags or cloth bags, whether to hit us with their rifles or kick us with their boots.”

The professor’s speech, titled “Violent Technologies in Palestinian al-Quds,” was based on the research she did in the Occupied Palestine during her tenure at Hebrew University. It is also presented abroad as a Hebrew University study, Dabush reported.

The university has not condemned the lecture, and has just said that the views expressed by the professor do not represent the Hebrew University’s views.

“These are her personal opinions which express only herself,” it said in a statement.

The new allegations against the Israeli troops come as several media reports had earlier said the regime’s military harvest organs from the Palestinian kids it kills.

Robrecht Vanderbeeken, the Cultural Secretary of Belgium’s ACOD Trade Union and a Philosophy of Science Scholar, said in August 2018 the population of the Gaza Strip is being “starved to death, poisoned, and children are kidnapped and murdered for their organs.”

In November 2015, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Israel harvested the organs of the Palestinians it murdered.

In a letter to the UN secretary general, Riyad Mansour said the bodies of Palestinians martyred by Israeli security forces “were returned with missing corneas and other organs, further confirming past reports about organ harvesting by the occupying power.”

The New York Times also said in an August 2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel had pocketed enormous sums of money.