Photo: Hagai Aharon
One of the suspects in the case
Photo: Hagai Aharon

Organ-trafficking network exposed, doctor arrested

The Israel Police arrests three individuals suspected of running a network that would mediate the selling and buying of organs for transplant purposes; the doctor suspected of being involved was also investigated for similar actions in the past.

Three suspects were arrested Tuesday by the Israel Police for allegedly running a network for buying and selling organs for transplantation purposes. The three would allegedly find people who needed money, find financially stable people in need of a new organ—a kidney, for instance—and mediate the deal between them.



One of the suspects is Dr. Michael Zis, who had already been suspected of taking part in a similar enterprise in 2007. In that case, he was suspected of performing surgery on patients who had agreed to donate their kidneys in return for payment.


One of the suspects, Dr. Michael Zis (Photo: Hagai Aharon)
One of the suspects, Dr. Michael Zis (Photo: Hagai Aharon)


Zis fled Israel, staying in Ukraine for two years, but was extradited back to Israel in 2009. About a year ago, his license to practice medicine in Israel was suspended by the Ministry of Health.




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