posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 06:33 AM
A Palestinian woman has been forced to deliver her baby at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank
Aljazeera correspondent Jivara al-Bidairi said the 25-year-old woman was forced to give birth to her baby at the Qalandia military checkpoint on
Thursday after Israeli soldiers blocked her passage.
The permanent roadblock separates Jerusalem from Ram Allah. It is estimated that there are more than 700 Israeli checkpoints across the
occupied Palestinian territories, some permanent, others constructed and removed without notice.
They hinder Palestinians seeking medical attention and those going about their ordinary lives. Queues and closures at checkpoints can turn a
20-minute journey into an hours-long ordeal.
It was the first time Aljazeera was on hand to record a woman in labour being prevented from proceeding to the maternity ward to deliver her child.
The boy was named Abd Allah.
well i am very happy to see,
that from time to time,
life wins over death in places,
that are marked by blood so many times.
even if the israeli soldiers didnt allow the pregnant woman to pass,
this boy will be remembered for a long time!