Recently released Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades prisoner tells all on Palestinian TV.
By Nan Jacques Zilberdik, The Algemeiner
Sperm in bags of potato chips – that is the way Palestinian terrorists smuggle sperm out of prison, a released terrorist prisoner told PA TV.
Rafat Al-Qarawi, who himself claims to have fathered four children this way, explained that the terrorists smuggle out sperm in bags of potato chips that they reseal, mark with their name, and wrap in a certain way so that the family knows which bag contains the sperm.
Al-Qarawi is a Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), who was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to 15 years for terror activity during the Second Intifada. PMW was unable to determine the details of his activity. During his imprisonment Al-Qarawi fathered four children by smuggling out sperm to his wife.
Al-Qarawi was released in March 2021.
He revealed the details during an interview on Giants of Endurance, broadcast on official PA television on Dec. 16, 2021.
Released prisoner Rafat Al-Qarawi: “At first, we smuggled out [sperm] through the canteen. The Palestinian prisoner gives his family five items in a bag… It’s like going to a supermarket and you want to give your family something, a gift, candies, cookies, juice, honey, whatever you want… We would emit the [sperm] sample from our bodies seconds before they would call our names… We would emit the [sperm] sample from our bodies and put it in bags. We would wrap them in a certain way and mark them-”
Official PA TV host: “You stress the word “mark” 100 times.”
Al-Qarawi: “100 percent.”… We would mark the [bag] with the sperm inside it, mark it, and wrap it with strings and tie it the way we had told the family during the previous visit… We put the sample inside [a bag of] potato chips or cookies and resealed it professionally so that the prison guard or Israeli police officer would not be able to discern whether or not the bag had been opened. When you go out to the visit the bag is with you. No one touches it other than the prisoner. The one who comes to receive the sample is your mother or your wife… Of course everyone had their name written on their bag… The family goes out from the prison with the bag and goes to the Razan [Medical] Center [for insemination].”
Around 100 babies have been reportedly conceived since Palestinian prisoners began smuggling the sperm in 2012.
The issue of children fathered by imprisoned terrorists is a very sensitive Palestinian issue, with Israelis questioning the paternity of the children.
In the face of widespread anger last year, Jordan banned screenings of “Amira,” a fictional story of a girl who was conceived after her father’s sperm was smuggled out of prison. Her life turns upside down when she discovers that the semen was switched and her biological father is in fact an Israeli prison guard.
United With Israel contributed to this report.
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