The news of a Palestinian woman that got charged with an attempted stabbing attack against the Israeli settlers that has gone viral is set to give birth in prison while awaiting trial, in reportedly the first such incident in nearly a decade and a half. Prison childbirth among Palestinian female detainees is considered rare. This is because there are far fewer female security prisoners than male security prisoners and even among female security prisoners, pregnancy is uncommon but this does not mean that cases like these did not occur before. There are actually numerous of them.
There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 225 children, and 540 administrative detainees, according to institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs. Palestinian security prisoners are treated like any other detainee when it comes to giving birth behind bars. These are 5 similar cases.
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These are Palestinian women that had to give birth in Israeli prisons:
1) Samiha Hamdan
According to the news, this Palestinian woman named Samiha Hamdan got detained in the year of 1981. She then gave birth to a baby girl that got named Tha’era in the same exact year.
2) Zakiyya Shamout
This particular Palestinian woman got arrested in the year 1971 with 6 months in pregnancy. She was sadly tortured and got electrocuted by the Israeli. She gave birth to a baby girl that got named Nadia in the year of 1972.
3) Samar Sbeih
She got detained in the year 2005 when she was 3 months pregnant. She gave birth to her baby boy named Baraa’in in the year of 2006 through C-section surgery. This Palestinian woman was tied to the bed when she was giving birth to her baby.
4) Fatma Al Zoq
This Palestinian woman was arrested in the year 2007 when she was 2 months in her pregnancy. She then gave birth to her baby boy named Yousuf in the year of 2008.
5) Anhar Al Deek
She is originated from Kafr Ni’ma Ramallah city. She was 25 years of age and was 9 months in pregnancy. She has been locked in the Israeli prison since 5 months ago.
Sources: TikTok w.n.fatihah_02.