Defying Trump, Gaza couple names triplets ‘Jerusalem,’ ‘Capital’ and ‘Palestine’

A Gaza couple called their newborn triplets “Jerusalem,” “Capital” and “Palestine” in protest of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Their older daughter was named after an infamous terrorist.

By: World Israel News Staff

A couple from Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, has named their newborn triplets “Jerusalem,” “Capital” and “Palestine” in protest of US President Donald Trump’s recognition in December of Jerusalem as capital of the State of Israel.

The official Palestinan Authority (PA) daily reported on the naming two weeks ago and quoted the father, Nidal Al-Saiqli, as saying he chose those names “to emphasize that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine,” Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik wrote on the Palestinian Media Watch website.

The triplets have a two-year-old sister named Dalal Mughrabi after a notorious female Palestinian terrorist. In 1978, Mughrabi was responsible for leading a group that carried out the most lethal attack in Israeli history, murdering of 37 citizens, including 12 children, and wounding more than 70.

“There is no limit to how far Palestinians are prepared to go to demonstrate their admiration for terrorists and express their Palestinian nationalism,” Marcus and Zilberdik commented.

Reporting earlier this month on the naming of the triplets, the Fatah Information and Culture Commission, under the leadership of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, called Mughrabi a “self-sacrificing fighter… who together with a group of self-sacrificing fighters from the Fatah Movement took part in an attack that led to the deaths of Israelis four decades ago.”