Swede who reported on 'IDF organ trafficking' coming to Israel
Tabloid journalist scheduled to attend Dimona Media Conference, expected to visit local conflict areas.
Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom, who in August accused Israel Defense Forces soldiers of harvesting organs from Palestinians, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Saturday.
Bostrom will be a guest of the Dimona Media Conference, which will take place on Monday.
Although no specific threats were received, Bostrom will be accompanied by a bodyguard throughout his stay, and the conference will make special security arrangements to prepare for potential protests.
Organizers said Bostrom is expected to visit Israeli towns in the vicinity of Gaza and other local conflict areas.
In his article, Bostrom attempted to tie Jewish criminals who trafficked in organs in New Jersey to Palestinian claims that Israel had removed organs from Palestinians killed by IDF soldiers.
The article, published in the popular Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, set off a media frenzy in Israel, and Bostrom has been accused of disseminating "a blood libel" against Jews.
Sweden's Ministry of Justice announced in August that it would look into complaints alleging that the article was racist and amounted to incitement against Israel