In what is being called a “Christmas miracle”, twins were born from a terrorist’s sperm that was smuggled out of an Israeli jail in a reenactment of the anti-Bible reprieve given the king of the Amalekites.
Last week, a woman in Gaza announced proudly that she had given birth to twin boys on December 4 to the twin sons of a terrorist who is currently serving time in an Israeli jail. The terrorist became a father after his sperm was smuggled out of Israel.
The Telegraph reported the birth as a “Christmas miracle”, comparing the birth of the terrorist’s sons to the birth of Jesus. The father, Nahed Hmeid, has been in an Israeli prison since 2007 for his role in firing rockets at Israeli civilian centers from Gaza and for deploying roadside bombs.
The mother, Rasmeya Hmeid has visitation rights, she last saw her husband in 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions.
“My husband has the right to be a father and to make a family,” Hmeid said.
The mother could not reveal all of the details of the process.
“I can’t reveal the secret,” she said. “All I can say is that it was a very complicated process.”
She did explain that her husband prepared the sample in the bathroom of his cell and there were four witnesses outside to confirm that it really was his sperm. It was put in a sterile container with a unique identifying mark that only the couple knew, then sent to Gaza, where it was taken to a fertility clinic.
“I am 100 percent sure that it was my husband’s sperm. There was a kind of an agreed-upon mark which no one knew about except me and my husband; that is why I am very sure they were his sperm,” she said.
The Israel Prisons Service was skeptical of the mother’s claim.
“It is important to emphasize that the IPS has never been presented with scientific evidence that sperm-smuggling has resulted in a baby being born, and the same is true of this claim,” the service said in a statement.
“IPS takes these incidents seriously, and uses all means available to prosecute prisoners who are suspected of attempted smuggling,” the statement said. “These include ordering police investigations, isolation, and denial of family visitations and other benefits.”
Palestinian Media Watch, a pro-Israel media watchdog site, reported that the Head of the Research and Documentation Unit of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh told [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: ‘Behind the bars there are men defying the prison guards. They are embracing the freedom for which they fought, and they are smuggling out sperm so their wives will give birth to children for them that will bear their names after them and fight for the sake of a better life. They have recorded many successes and dozens of victories since 2012. Today the list of ‘ambassadors of freedom’ – children who were born from smuggled sperm – has gone up to 101.’”
King Saul’s and Agag
The incident is highly reminiscent of the Midrash that relates how Agag, the king of the Amalekites, was spared by King Saul (I Samuel 15) despite the Biblical mandate to wipe out the nation of Amalek. Before he was killed, Agag sired a child who would keep Amalek’s lineage alive. Some 500 years later, one of this child’s descendants was Haman the Agagite who sought to wipe out the Jews of the Persian Empire under King Ahasuerus.
Despite the Biblical precedent, the Israeli prison service is, through neglect, enabling another generation of Palestinian terrorists intent on genocide.