Pregnant Palestinian woman dies at IDF checkpoint

September 19, 2006 08:12


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A pregnant Palestinian woman died at a military checkpoint in the West Bank early Tuesday, the IDF spokesman said. The woman, who was not showing any signs of labor, arrived at the Tapuah checkpoint in the northern West Bank and told soldiers she did not feel well and needed to get to a doctor in the city of Nablus, the army said. Army medics rushed to the scene, arriving within minutes, and began treating the woman, the army said. In addition, a Palestinian ambulance was called. Soldiers did not hold the woman up at the checkpoint, the army said. Instead, the woman requested the assistance from the soldiers as she was waved through on her way to Nablus, the army said. Despite the treatment of the medics, the woman died, the army said.

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