In 2003, Tarab, who was eight months pregnant and bleeding heavily, was prevented from crossing a checkpoint with her husband at 4 A.M. Her husband decided to take her to the hospital through another route, but faced with another checkpoint, they were again denied the right to cross. A puddle of blood was forming under Tarab's car seat as her husband negotiated with the soldiers. Finally, they were given permit to cross the checkpoint, but on foot. Her husband carried her onto a cart and pulled her as he walked towards the hospital. The cart lost balance and Tarab fell to the ground. The journey took them eight hours, but shortly after their arrival, they were notified the baby had died inside Tarab's womb thirty minutes before reaching the hospital.
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