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Terrorist prisoners have fathered 101 babies via smuggled sperm since 2012, claims PA

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Although imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are denied conjugal visits with their wives, the PA claims that some of them have succeeded fathering children.

No less than 101 babies – the PA calls them “ambassadors of freedom” - have been born of smuggled terrorist sperm since 2012, according to the PA.

This was revealed by the Head of the Research and Documentation Unit of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh:

“Behind the bars there are men defying the prison guards. They are embracing the freedom for which they fought, and they are smuggling out sperm so their wives will give birth to children for them… They have recorded many successes and dozens of victories since 2012. Today the list of ‘ambassadors of freedom’ – children who were born from smuggled sperm – has gone up to 101.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2021]

Already in 2015, official PA TV proudly described the phenomenon in a special episode of the Giants of Endurance program for prisoners titled “The Children of the Sperm.” Dr. Salem Abu Khaizaran, Director of the Razan Medical Center, which is one of the clinics that perform the artificial insemination of the prisoners’ wives, explained that already then “36 male and female ambassadors of freedom” had been born by smuggled sperm.

Palestinian Media Watch has reported extensively on the terrorist prisoners’ sperm smuggling and documented the PA’s pride in this “successful defiance,” showing off the resulting offspring on official PA TV. In 2018, PMW exposed that the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported that through August 2018, 61 babies had been born from smuggled sperm. Now, by 2021, 50 more babies have been born – a rise by 83% - despite the Israel Prison Service preventing conjugal visits. Clearly a lot of smuggling is going on.

The announcement of the success of the 101 births by smuggled terrorists’ sperm coincides with an outcry in the PA over a Jordanian-Egyptian-Palestinian feature film named Amira, about a Palestinian girl who as a child was told she was born of sperm from her terrorist prisoner father but eventually discovers that it was sperm from an Israeli prison guard. The PA is outraged about the film as it casts doubt on their claims that these 101 children are the results of smuggled sperm.

Here are some of the angry PA responses, condemning the film, referring to it as “treason,” and calling for it to be banned:

“[PA] Minister of Culture Atef Abu Saif said: ‘The film clearly harms one of our people’s important causes, and it harms our national narrative … Abu Saif warned against distributing this film, which will have severe consequences for the prisoners’ cause, especially because it harms their families after they brought children to the world through smuggled sperm.”

“The prisoners’ institutions, the [PA] Ministry of Culture, and the [PA] Ministry of Information emphasized that they reject and condemn the production of the film ‘Amira’…They viewed it as offending the dignity of the prisoners, their heroism, and their glorious history of struggle.”

 “The [PA] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, and the Prisoners’ Affairs Committee… said that the continued promotion of the film constitutes treason against our people’s struggle… and called on the masses of our people and all the institutions to boycott the film and not allow its screening inside Palestine.”

 [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2021]

In general, the terrorist prisoners are productive – not only fathering babies but also studying and getting university degrees. Over the last four years, PMW has repeatedly documented that an extensive exchange of study materials, exams, and test results appears to be going on between the terrorist prisoners and their visiting lawyers and/or relatives, and that dozens of prisoners have earned university degrees. Despite PMW’s repeated documentation, which has been presented to the Israel Prison Service, the IPS has maintained that no such studies are taking place in the prisons.

The following is a longer excerpt of the report on the new babies born of smuggled sperm:

Headline: “Baby Hani and baby Humam – when the prisoner defies the prison guard”

“The long-awaited moment arrived at Shifa Hospital in Gaza. At 11:00 p.m. on Dec. 4 [2021], candies were distributed and sounds of joy and laughter erupted from the mouths of the Hmeid family, after the wife of prisoner Nahed Abd Al-Qader Hmeid (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes -Ed.) brought two babies into the world with smuggled sperm

Prisoner Hmeid, 42, a resident of the town of Beit Hanoun, was sentenced to 20 years of which he has served 15…

Head of the Research and Documentation Unit of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh told [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: ‘Behind the bars there are men defying the prison guards. They are embracing the freedom for which they fought, and they are smuggling out sperm so their wives will give birth to children for them that will bear their names after them and fight for the sake of a better life. They have recorded many successes and dozens of victories since 2012. Today the list of ‘ambassadors of freedom’ – children who were born from smuggled sperm – has gone up to 101.’”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2021]