The Palestinian Authority (PA), however, isn't a Swedish hate rag. It's the Palestinian government. Its President is scheduled to meet with Barack Obama later this month and perhaps re-start direct negotiations with Israel's government. The PA are the moderates, the peace partners, the hope for the future and all those fine sentiments.
Well, today they set up a high-level commission to investigate the veracity of the Aftonbladet story (which was cooked up, we remember, by some Palestinian villagers).
Secretary-General of the Palestinian Cabinet Hassan Abu Libda said the commission will be made up of the interior, health and foreign ministers. The PA will decide whether or not to pursue action against Israel in the international legal arena once the investigation's findings are revealed, he said. "Should the suspicions prove to be true, our position will be unequivocal, because (organ theft) is not only a violation of human rights, it goes against all values and creeds," said the secretary-general.