Palestinian Burn Patient Turned Suicide Bomber-Truth!

Palestinian Burn Patient Turned Suicide Bomber-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded email tells the story of a young Palestinian burn patient who was caught entering Israel wearing a suicide belt with plans to blow up the doctors who saved her life.

The Truth:
Dr. Arieh Eldad is a medical doctor specializing in plastic surgery in Israel, and he told of the young burn patient turned suicide bomber in a 2008 interview with the New English Review.
Interviewer Jerry Gordon prompted Dr. Eldad to recount a story of the Palestinian burn patient turned suicide bomber after receiving skin transplants from Eldad and others at Beersheba Hospital. Eldad’s response has since been encapsulated in forwarded emails and posts about the would-be Palestinian suicide bomber:

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 Beersheba 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 Prof. Lior Rosenberg, and discharged to return to Gaza. She was invited for regular follow up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheba. 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.

Dr. Eldad’s account of the Palestinian burn patient turned suicide bomber has since been widely circulated in blog posts and discussion forums. We can confirm it’s authenticity based on the transcript of his 2008 interview.

This story was original posted 09/14/13, and it was updated 3/1/17 to provide a more thorough accounting