Forwarded from Gush Shalom (shooting pregnant women)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 25 13:14:17 MST 2002


GUSH SHALOM - pob 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033 - http://www.gush-shalom.org/

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The Story Of Three Pregnant Women In Two Days In Occupation Land
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Yesterday, a Palestinian pregnant women who tried to reach a hospital to
give birth, was shot in the back at the Israeli army roadblock at the
entrance to Nablus. Her sin: haunted by birth pangs she didn't immediately
understand that the soldiers have ordered her to stop. The woman was
transported to the Nablus Hospital and had to be operated while in the
process of giving birth.

After this happened, the army published an official apology, but it seems
that it did not impress the soldiers who manned today that same roadblock.
Another Palestinian pregnant women was shot there under much the same
circumstances. Also this woman had to be operated while in the process of
giving birth, and when recovering from the operation was told that she is
now a widow. This time - as an exception - the crying Palestinian woman
with her baby were shown on television.

Later today, a highly pregnant Israeli settler woman was shot by
Palestinian snipers while driving on one of the West Bank roads, south east
of Bethlehem. She was brought to the Hadassa Hospital in Jerusalem. Also
she had to be operated and gave birth in the operation room.


Louis Proyect
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