[QODLink]
Middle East

Palestinian inmates turn to 'sperm smuggling'

There are 4,700 Palestinians in Israeli jails, and married inmates are not allowed conjugal visits.

Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 09:55
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

For Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, starting a family would normally be out of the question.

But a growing number are resorting to an innovative and clandestine way of doing just that, by smuggling out sperm from prison.

There are 4,700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and the Israeli government does not allow conjugal visits for married inmates.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from the occupied West Bank.

71

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.