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Wife of Palestinian prisoner gives birth for second time using smuggled sperm

Feb. 20, 2017 9:56 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 21, 2017 10:58 A.M.)
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- The wife of a Palestinian prisoner serving 24 years in Israeli prison gave birth on Monday to a second child conceived using her husband's smuggled sperm, her brother-in-law told Ma'an.

Ibrahim Hamarsha, the director of Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), said his brother’s wife, Samira Hamarsha, gave birth to a baby boy named Ibrahim, conceived using sperm smuggled from her husband, who is being held inside Israel's Ktziot prison in the Negev desert.

Samira’s husband, 40-year-old Yahya Hamarsha from the Nur Shams refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, has been in Israeli custody for the last 15 years. Three years ago, his wife gave birth to baby girl Yasmin using his smuggled sperm.

Yahya and his wife now have a daughter and two sons. Four years ago, the couple lost their 12-year-old daughter Fatima, who was run over and killed inside the refugee camp.

Samira gave birth by cesarean section at the Razan Medical Center for Infertility in Nablus.

"Succeeding to smuggle sperm from Israeli occupation's prisons and giving birth to two babies in the last three years is a success story in defiance of the arrogance of Israeli wardens," Ibrahim Hamarsha said.
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