Semen smuggling leads to pregnancies: claim

A PALESTINIAN medical centre has reported one live birth and four pregnancies among women whose husbands are incarcerated in an Israeli jail, after semen was smuggled out.

The head of a fertility clinic in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dr Saalem Abu al-Kheizaran, said a baby boy had been born and another four women were pregnant after artificial insemination.

Over the past few months the medical centre received “dozens of [sperm] samples, some of which were not viable because they had not been stored adequately” but others were usable.

An Israeli prison spokesperson said they were “aware of the rumours” but remained sceptical due to the tight security surrounding prison visits.