To defy the US, Gaza triplets named "Jerusalem," "Capital," and "Palestine"
recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
- Triplets' older sister named Dalal Mughrabi after terrorist who led murder of 37, including 12 children
Having already named their daughter Dalal Mughrabi after the terrorist who led the most lethal attack against Israel, in which 12 children and 25 adult Israeli civilians were murdered, a couple from Gaza has now named their newborn triplets "Jerusalem," "Capital," and "Palestine."
These names were chosen to protest US President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017. The official PA daily reported on the naming, and quoted the father Nidal Al-Saiqli saying he called his children by these names "to emphasize that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine." [Feb. 3, 2018]
Reporting on the naming of the triplets, Fatah's Information and Culture Commission wrote that Dalal Mughrabi, the terrorist murderer after whom the couple's older sister is named, was 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." [Website of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission, Feb. 2, 2018]Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA and Fatah have turned terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi into a role model.
US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.