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Fatwas Allow Artificial Insemination For Wives of Palestinian Prisoners

The Razan Infertility Center in Nablus recently announced that the wives of four Palestinian prisoners have become pregnant via artificial insemination using smuggled sperm, reports Naela Khalil.
A Palestinian woman holds her son during a protest in Gaza City calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR38CL0
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In the Specialized Arab Hospital in the city of Nablus, four women stood in front of dozens of local Palestinian and international cameras to announce that they had been impregnated by their husbands via sperm smuggled out of Israeli prisons.

These are the two things the wives have in common, women who differ in age and hail from different cities in the West Bank: They are in the first few months of pregnancy by their imprisoned husbands, who are serving long sentences, and their husbands are affiliated with different Palestinian movements, including Fatah, Hamas and the Popular Front.

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