Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Palestinians smuggling sperm out of Israeli jails so wives can have babies  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 04/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Askar refugee camp west bank: suad abu fayed and her husband have had no physical contact for more than 11 years. that is how long he has been in an israeli prison.

and yet on a recent day abu fayed cradled the couple's 9-day-old baby hurriyah — a daughter whose birth earned her a place in an unusual but growing group: infants conceived over the past two years by in vitro fertilization using sperm from palestinian prisoners that has been smuggled out of israeli jails.

the aim of the clandestine process those involved say is two-pronged: to help prisoners' wives have children while their husbands are behind bars and to chip away at one facet of israel's control over palestinian life.

hurriyah's father samir abu fayed 37 is serving an 18-year sentence for involvement in terrorist activities. he is a member of the al-aqsa martyrs brigades. israel does not allow conjugal visits to palestinian prisoners and carefully screened relatives can meet with them only through glass dividers.



but young children are allowed brief physical interaction with their fathers and that is how hurriyah whose name means freedom in arabic came to be. abu fayed's sperm was secretly slipped to one of the couple's three older children during a visit at the nafha prison in southern israel said suad abu fayed 34. it was immediately transported to the razan medical center in nablus which specializes in the ivf treatment that led to her pregnancy.

'i know it won't be easy raising a baby with a husband in jail but this is our way of breaking israel's siege on us" she said referring to the israeli occupation of the west bank. 'we are challenging (israel's) occupation and getting something beautiful in return." israeli prison authority spokesperson sivan weitzman said israel is aware of the growing phenomenon and she acknowledged that little could be done to stop it.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi exports 1.89b barrels of oil at SR279bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia exported almost 1.89bn barrels of crude oil in the Jan-August period of this year with an amount of SR279bn, a fall of 27 percent.Moreover, local consumption amid the same ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Egypt-IDA offers EGP4.4b to work on 37 industrial zonesMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) proclaimed that the total number of industrial zones in Egypt reached 129, of which 77 zones are linked with their governorates.Accordingly, ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Global Mining Explosive Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Global Mining Explosive Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021 Mining Explosive -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and analysis of Top Key Player Forecast to ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Fullington Trailways converts to Betterez for EXPRESS bus serviceMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Fullington Trailways converts to Betterez for EXPRESS bus service Fullington Trailways live with the Betterez Motorcoach product, improving customer experience and driving ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism To Combat David DukeMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism To Combat David Duke Former KKK Grand Wizard and Neo-Nazi Faces Formidable Enemy NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, August 30, 2016 ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Bizco Technologies Adds to Marketing TeamMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Bizco Technologies Adds to Marketing Team Bizco Technologies is proud to announce the addition of Nikki Ellis as Online Marketing Coordinator. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, UNITED STATES OF ...

 Aug 31 2016 - JAIL GUITAR DOORS Returns to 'ROCK OUT 3!' at the Ford Theatres On Friday, September 9, 2016.MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) JAIL GUITAR DOORS Returns to ''ROCK OUT 3!'' at the Ford Theatres On Friday, September 9, 2016. ROCK OUT 2! Featuring Wayne Kramer, Marshall Crenshaw, Jill Sobule, Keith Morris, Don ...

 Aug 31 2016 - LIVETOUR LOOKS FOR APPOINTING RESELLERS AND LAUNCHING MARKETPLACE FOR TRAVEL AGENTSMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) LIVETOUR LOOKS FOR APPOINTING RESELLERS AND LAUNCHING MARKETPLACE FOR TRAVEL AGENTS After Livetour new version release, many brands started using it, and based on existing users ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Dubai Desert Safari Team now offering Hatta Mountain SafariMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Those of you who are looking to experience a much more natural and wilder side of Dubai, Hatta Tour is that perfect natural outing for you. Unlike most of the desert safari tours, ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Software AG Applies Digital Business Platform to Operationalize BlockchainMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30th 2016 - Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the availability of next generation Digital Business Platform capabilities that ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help