Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom [sic] told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday that he has received a number of death threats alongside a wave of harsh criticism for an article he wrote for popular Swedish daily Aftonbladet.
Despite public condemnations from dignitaries, politicians, and journalists in Israel and Sweden, Bostrom said that he stands by his story as fact and that those criticizing him are "misunderstanding" his intentions.
"What I experienced during this day is many people from Israel who called me haven't read the article. So they think I'm accusing the IDF of stealing organs. That's not what I'm doing. I just recorded the Palestinian families saying that. And I think it should be further investigated, either to kill the rumor once and for all, or if it happens to be true, then to start the legal actions," he told the Post.
"My intention was serious and in order to do something good," he said.
He said that his opponents should focus less on him and more on the issue that he was trying to raise in his story.
"It's serious and that's why I think you in Israel should be concerned about that illegal trafficking and not attacking me," he said. "Right now I am a little bit shocked and concerned, because nobody is thinking about the real facts."
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