(Minghui.org) The Knesset Channel, an Israeli public television channel focused on parliamentary (Knesset) issues, broadcast an interview on July 20 regarding the Chinese regime’s forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience.

Reporter Emmanuelle Elbaz-Phelps interviewed Jacob Lavee, Professor of Surgery at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Lavee is also founder of the Heart Transplantation Unit at the Sheba Medical Centre and immediate past President of the Israel Transplantation Society. The interview was also aired on Kan 11, a state-owned Israeli television channel.


The Killing of Organ “Donors”

The interview also coincided with the 23rd anniversary of the start of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, on July 20, 1999. Falun Gong is a meditation system based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. A great amount of evidence has shown that Falun Gong practitioners have become the principal victims of China’s state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting.

Lavee, with Matthew Robertson from Australia National University, co-authored a research article titled “Execution by organ procurement: Breaching the dead donor rule in China” published in American Journal of Transplantation. Robertson, who speaks fluent Chinese, and Lavee used computational text analysis and conducted a forensic review of a database with hundreds of thousands of papers written by organ transplant doctors in China.

“What we were specifically looking for in these articles is sentences that will show us whether the organ extraction, the removal of the heart, from the organ donor was performed after brain death as required in medicine and transplants,” explained Lavee.

More than 70 of the reviewed articles published over the course of 25 years clearly indicated that the authors (doctors) had failed to meet the brain death declaration (BDD) criterion before performing organ transplants, meaning that the donors died of organ extraction. In other words, these doctors killed the donors for their organs.

Interview with Jacob Lavee, Professor of Surgery at Tel Aviv University, on July 20, 2022.