Thursday, May 10, 2007
Violent clashes in Nablus during 4-hour Israeli incursion; unborn baby shot dead
"Nablus - Ma'an - An unborn baby was killed during the Israeli army's latest incursion into the West Bank city of Nablus last night.
During violent clashes in 'Ein Beit Al-Ma' (No. 1) refugee camp in Nablus city on Thursday at dawn, the Israeli forces opened fire on 7-months' pregnant Maha Muhammad Ri'fat Qatuni, 29, as she was inside her house, causing serious abdominal injuries.
Palestinian medical sources told our Nablus correspondent that an Israeli bullet penetrated Mrs. Qatuni's womb and directly hit the unborn baby's head.
The sources added that, once the Israeli authorities allowed the Palestinian ambulance cars to reach a heavily bleeding Mrs. Qatuni, she was transferred to Rafidia hospital in west Nablus in a critical condition. She underwent an immediate surgical operation.
An eyewitness in Nablus told our correspondent that more than 30 Israeli military vehicles broke into Nablus city after midnight on Wednesday......"