Amnah was 19 years old when she was forced to give birth to her first child at a military checkpoint. At 6 A.M. she woke up to birth pains and left the house with her mother for the hospital. Upon arriving to a checkpoint, they were held for five hours by Israeli soldiers. Her mother tried to explain her daughter's situation as she was bleeding heavily, but they refused to let her through. By the time they were able to take another route to reach the hospital, the baby had died in her womb.
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