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Newborn Alive and Kicking Due to Unlikely Partnership

Jewish settlers performed an emergency delivery of a Palestinian baby this weekend, when a West Bank demonstration prevented the mother from reaching a hospital.

The demonstrators were protesting an Israel Defense Force redeployment in the West Bank, which resulted in an army roadblock that interfered with the trip to a Nablus hospital.

The woman and her husband were headed for the hospital so she could have a Caesarian section.

But the couple became stuck in traffic along the way because of the protesters’ activity.

When soldiers noticed that the woman had gone into labor, they called Magen David Adom personnel, as well as doctors and nurses from the Kedumim and Karnei shomron settlements.

The settlers carried out a breech delivery. The baby, a girl, was taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

Both the mother and baby were listed in stable condition.

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