Fox News quotes a Media Line news agency report according to which at least 63 children have been born since 2003 via in-vitro fertilization with sperm smuggled from Arab terrorists being held in Israeli prisons.
One case brought as an example is that of Ra’fat Al-Qarawi, serving a 15-year prison sentence for shooting Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria. He used sperm sneaked out of prison in a cookie tin to father a child in 2013. Al-Qawari’s brother, Mohammed, said Ra’fat’s wife had suffered three miscarriages before he opted for the smuggling method.
Mohammed Al-Qarawi said Israeli authorities barred the couple from conjugal visits for 18 months after finding out about the child. “They wanted to have a DNA test done to confirm if the baby was indeed my brother’s, but he refused and the issue died down,” he said.
Israel Prison Service spokesperson Hana Herbst told The Media Line that the IPS checks every object that enters or leaves prison.
“Any illegal smuggling attempts are dealt with by disciplinary or administrative means,” she said.
Issa Qaraqe, the PA official responsible for "prisoner affairs," described the practice as a “revolution” that helps prisoners “strive to maintain families, and this is a great challenge taking into account the harsh reality inside Israeli prisons.”
Terrorists in Israeli prisons have access to Facebook and have posted photos of themselves enjoying sumptuous meals. Until recently, they could complete college degrees whle in prison.
The treatments are carried out on the wives of prisoners with the permission of the PA’s religious council. A fertility center in the city of Shechem performs the $3,000 procedure free of charge, but requires two relatives from each side of the family to verify the father's identity.