The Language of Losing a Palestinian Baby

Four
days ago, Israeli military went into a refugee camp and a violent
exchange took place between soldiers and Palestinian fighters. During
the gunfight a pregnant Palestinian woman was shot and lost her child.
This is how various international media reported it:

A pregnant Palestinian woman lost her baby after being
shot by Israeli troops during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus,
Palestinian officials said. Maha Katoumi, 30, was injured when Israeli
troops and Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire at the Ein Beit Ilma
refugee camp, witnesses said. An Israeli army spokesman said the
military was checking reports that a pregnant women had been shot. He
said the clash came when improvised grenades were thrown at soldiers. [BBC]

Israeli forces shoot pregnant Palestinian woman. A
pregnant Palestinian woman lost her baby on Thursday after being shot
by Israeli occupation forces during an incursion into the West Bank
city of Nablus, Palestinian security and health officials said. A
bullet hit the head of Maha Katoumi’s eight-month-old fetus when
Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian fighters in the Ein Beit Ilma
refugee camp. Katoumi, a mother of three, was in the third trimester of
pregnancy, Palestinian medics said. One doctor showed the dead fetus to
a Reuters television crew. [Tehran Times]

A Palestinian in her seventh month of pregnancy
miscarried Thursday due to wounds she sustained from crossfire during a
clash between Israel Defense Forces and armed Palestinians in a West
Bank refugee camp. Maha Katoumi, 30, was seriously wounded when IDF
soldiers fired at militants, who were hurling improvised grenades at
them. She is currently in intensive care. Doctors say her wounds caused
her to lose her baby. [Haaretz]

A pregnant Palestinian woman was seriously wounded on
Thursday morning in Nablus after she was shot by IDF soldiers,
Palestinian sources reported. The woman, who was seven months pregnant,
lost her baby. An IDF soldier and a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager
sustained light wounds in the incident. According to the IDF, Golani
troops spotted several armed Palestinians in the city’s Ein Beit Ilma
refugee camp and a gun battle erupted. [Jerusalem Post]

A pregnant Palestinian woman was wounded and lost her
baby during fighting on Thursday between Israeli troops and gunmen in
the West Bank, local medical officials said. Residents of Ain Beit Alma
refugee camp in the town of Nablus said Maha Katoumi, 30, had been shot
and wounded by Israeli soldiers who fired at gunmen attacking them with
explosives. [Reuters]

A Palestinian woman has lost her unborn baby after she
was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between Israeli soldiers and
Palestinian fighters in the occupied West Bank. The woman’s husband,
holding a box containing the baby’s body, told reporters that when the
shooting started, his wife went to fetch their other children from
another room. “As she stood up, the bullets entered her body, she flew
from the bed to the bathroom,” he said. Doctors at a local hospital
said Katoumi, in her eighth month of pregnancy, lost the baby. [Al Jazeera]

As far as I can tell, American media did not report it.

Thanks to Black Iris

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