A British lawmaker was fired from her job as her party’s health
spokeswoman after she said that there should be a probe into claims that
Israeli relief workers were harvesting organs in Haiti.
Democrat leader Nick Clegg said Jenny Tonge was dismissed from the role
for her “unacceptable” comments.
Tonge told the Jewish Chronicle
earlier this week that the Israeli Defense Force should set up an
inquiry into claims made in The Palestinian Telegraph, a news Web site,
that members of the team were harvesting body parts in the aftermath of
the Haiti earthquake.
Clegg said that Tonge’s comments were
“wrong, distasteful and provocative” and that the allegations against
the Israeli humanitarian operation in Haiti were “highly offensive.”
I do not believe that Jenny Tonge is anti-Semitic or racist, I regard
her comments as wholly unacceptable,” he said.
He said Tonge
apologized unreservedly for the offense she caused.