Lida al-Rimawi says her baby’s birth was the result of artificial insemination from her imprisoned husband’s smuggled sperm.
Palestinian agency claims 16 other births from smuggled sperm have been documented.
By Israel Hayom Staff
A Palestinian woman claims she has given birth to a baby boy who was conceived by sperm from her Israeli-held husband, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported Friday.
An inconceivable method of conceiving? A Palestinian woman claims she used smuggled sperm to become pregnant – Photo: GettyImages
Abdul Kareem al-Rimawi, a Palestinian prisoner serving a 25-year sentence, successfully transferred his sperm to the Razan Medical Center in Nablus, where his wife, Lida became pregnant through artificial means, the agency said.
According to the agency, Rimawi has already served 12 years of his sentence and is scheduled be released in 2026.
This is not the first time the Razan Medical Center has presided over such an effort, the news agency noted, citing a case from last year in which a 31-year-old woman delivered a baby who was conceived using smuggled sperm.
“This accomplishment is dedicated to the Palestinian people, namely prisoners and their families,” she told the news agency.
According to Maan, there are 16 documented cases in which Palestinian women have become pregnant using the sperm of their imprisoned husband.
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