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Twins for Palestinian prisoner whose sperm was smuggled out of jail

Palestinian prisoner Qasim Al-Akeleek has twins after his sperm is smuggled out of prison [Ayman Ameen/Apaimages]

The wife of a Palestinian prisoner gave birth to twins yesterday after his sperm was smuggled out of prison, Quds Press reported.

"The prisoner Qasim Al-Akleek, who is being held in Israeli jails and sentenced to a term of 17 years, had a baby boy and a baby girl, Abboud and Hajar respectively, after his wife had a caesarean in Al-Araby Hospital in Nablus," medical sources told Quds Press.

Palestinian Ammar Al-Zebin was the first person to have his sperm smuggled out of prison in Nablus in 2012. He had been held in prison since 1998 and was serving 27 life sentences.

Read: 50 Palestinian newborns from smuggled sperm

At first, Israel refused to allow children born after sperm had been smuggled from prisons to visit their fathers however it later changed its policy.

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