Palestinian prisoners smuggle out sperm for successful insemination

"The successful experience of detainee Ammar Ziben encouraged other prisoners who managed to sneak out their sperm," the head of the Razan fertility clinic in Nablus, Dr Saalem Abu al-Kheizaran, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Ziben, who is serving 32 life sentences in an Israeli prison, had smuggled a sperm sample to his wife and in August a boy was born to the couple.

Asked to comment on the announcement, Israel Prison Services spokesperson Sivan Weizman said she was “aware of these rumours" but added she was sceptical it had taken place