October 24, 2006

Giving birth at checkpoints

Here's a report from Middle East online about how women are being forced to give birth at checkpoints in Palestine:
Since the beginning of the second Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli military occupation, in September 2000, 68 pregnant Palestinian women gave birth at Israeli checkpoints, leading to 34 miscarriages and the deaths of four women, according to the Health Ministry's September report.
Thanks to JohnG in the comments for this.


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