TRT Arabia interviewed the father of triplets born in December in Gaza, who gave his babies the names Al-Qods ("Jerusalem"), Asima ("Capital"), and Filasteen ("Palestine"). The father said that he made the decision out of love for Palestine, especially following Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and his declaration that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The report aired on January 28.
Presenter: “Jerusalem- the Capital of Palestine” is not just a sentence expressing solidarity with the holy city. It became the name of triplets born in Gaza in December. The two boys were given the names Al-Quds [“Jerusalem”] and Filasteen, and their sister was given the name Asima [“Capital”]. The father says the reason he decided to give them these names was his love for Palestine, especially following the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the Israeli occupation.
Father: My name is Nidhal [“Struggle”], my wife’s name is Islam, and my oldest daughter is called Dalal, after [Palestinian terrorist] Dalal Al-Mughrabi. When the triplets were born, I named them Al-Quds, Asima, and Filasteen, out of love for the country.
Presenter: The joy accompanying the birth of the triplets is, however, incomplete. Their father is unemployed and cannot afford to buy infant formula, which can be as high as a laborer’s daily wages.
Presenter: Despite the economic hardships faced by the people of Gaza, they show solidarity with their capital in many ways- sometimes through death and martyrdom, and sometimes through birth and life.