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Egyptian Girl Dies in ‘Female Circumcision’ Operation

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A 13-year-old girl died while being circumcised by a doctor in a small village northeast of Cairo, according to the website Al Masry Al Youm.

Suhair al-Bata’a, who went by the nickname Soo-Soo, died of a “sharp drop in blood pressure resulting from shock trauma,” was the statement given by officials following the child’s autopsy.

The doctor who performed the circumcision allegedly offered the family the equivalent of $2,900 to keep quiet about the incident, said the girl’s uncle, Mohammed al-Bata’a, according to Al Masry.

The doctor, who is not named in Al Masry’s article, had circumcised the girl’s older sister, Amira, two years earlier, her parents said.

Egypt’s National Council for Women called the incident a criminal act that showed “extreme savagery,” and called on the government to investigate the issue and punish those responsible, Al Arabiya reported.

Egypt outlawed female circumcision in 2007, following the death of a 12-year-old girl from a circumcision procedure, but the government continued to allow them under some circumstances.

The controversial practice, also known as female genital mutilation, is widespread in Egypt. According to a 2005 UNICEF study cited by the Guardian, “96 percent of Egyptian women aged 15 to 49 who had ever been married reported they had been circumcised.”

Female genital mutilation in Egypt is practiced by both Christian and Muslim families. Its advocates say it protects the girl’s chastity and reduces her sexual desire.

Israel Says Resuscitation Efforts Broke Dead PA Prisoner’s Ribs

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The broken ribs that Palestinian Authority prisoner Arafat Jarakat suffered were due to resuscitation efforts, Israel officials announced Thursday. Jarakat died last Saturday and the Palestinian Authority immediately claimed he was tortured to death.

An initial autopsy, in the presence of a PA doctor and legal team, revealed that there were no signs of violence on his body. The PA rejected the findings, and thousands of Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza rioted and threw firebombs and rocks at soldiers and Israeli motorists.

An update on the autopsy released by Israel on Thursday staged, “It was found that the hemorrhages and fractured ribs found during the autopsy occurred close to death and are characteristic of the resuscitation attempts that were performed on the deceased by Prison Service and MDA medical staff for 50 minutes in an effort to save his life.”

The examination of microscopic findings was made NationalCenter for Forensic Medicine Director Prof. Yehuda Hiss, Health Ministry Medical Administration Director Prof. Arnon Afek, and TelHaShomerHospital’s Pathology Institute Director Prof. Iris Barshack.

“No signs of other contusions were found. The toxicology tests were also negative,” they stated.

“There were no signs of significant change due to illness in other organs that could indicate cause of death; therefore, further tests to determine the cause will be performed.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-says-resuscitation-efforts-broke-dead-pa-prisoners-ribs/2013/02/28/

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