The Israeli siege of Gaza that has restricted access to food,
water and medicine is nowbeginning to hit unborn children and newborn babies.
"Many babies are born suffering from anaemia that they have
inherited from their mothers," Dr. Salah al-Rantisi, head
of the women's health department at the Palestinian
ministry of health in Gaza told IPS. And the mothers are
becoming anemic because they do not now get enough
nutrition through pregnancy.