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Summer of Victories 2019


Palestinian Triplets Named In Protest of Trump’s Al-Quds Move

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Palestinians have reacted to Donald Trump's recognition of al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the "Israeli" entity's so-called capital with street protests, but one couple has come up with an idea of their own, in the naming of their triplets.

Palestinian triplets

Nidal and Islam al-Saiqli from besieged Gaza Strip's southern village of Khan Yunis named their three newborn triplets "Quds", "Asima" and "Filisteen" - meaning "al-Quds" [Jerusalem], "Capital" and "Palestine" in Arabic.

Palestinians also see the disputed city as their capital, and Trump's Dec. 6 recognition broke with decades of international policy that the issue should be resolved through negotiations.

The three babies Quds and Filisteen are both boys, while Asima is a girl, were born in December, two weeks after the Trump decision.

Al-Siqli added that he and his wife hope to have another girl to call her Abadiyya, eternal in Arabic.

"Thank God, I had triplets so we were able to name them in response to Trump's decision," said mother Islam, 25.

"There is no value to the Trump decision. Al-Quds is our eternal capital," her husband Nidal, 30, said.

To illustrate the names, the couple arranges the three tiny sleeping children on a bed with their birth certificates on their stomachs.

On Dec. 6, the US president recognized al-Quds as the entity's so-called capital, prompting widespread condemnation across the region and angry demonstrations in the Palestinian territories.

The "Israeli" entity seized al-Quds in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, in moves never recognized by the international community.

The city remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team