Gaza Mom Welcomes Quintuplets: Gives Them Controversial Names

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It was reported yesterday that a woman from the Gaza Strip who recently gave birth to quintuplets named her babies after Hamas leaders and suicide bombers.

The woman from the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip delivered three boys and two girls by caesarian section in a hospital in Gaza City.

The three boys were named after the leader of the Hamas movement, Khaled Meshaal, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and the leader of the movement’s conservative wing, Mahmoud Zahar.

The baby girls were named after a mother of six sons, dubbed the Mother of Martyrs, Maryam Farhat, who sent three of her sons on suicide missions against Israel, and Fatima Najjar, 52, a mother of eight, who blew herself up near a group of Israeli soldiers.

I guess that Michael, Thomas, James, Sophia and Emily were taken…

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