In a blatant move to idolize terror and murder, a Palestinian couple chose to name their child after a terrorist who killed two innocent Israeli civilians last week.

Palestinian parents from Gaza were presented this week with the joy of naming their new-born baby. Seeking a role model for their child, they named him after the terrorist Muhannad Halabi just hours after he stabbed and murdered two Israelis, Nechemiah Lavi, the father of seven, and Aaron Benita, the father of two, in Jerusalem on Saturday.

Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency and the official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida both reported on the “joyous” naming.

Both sources described the killer who murdered the two Israelis and also stabbed a mother and her baby as a “hero of our people,” who was “murdered by the occupation army,” the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.

“Even before the Shahid (Muslim martyr) Muhannad Halabi was buried, the cry of a baby was heard in a hospital in the Gaza Strip, heralding the birth of a baby named Muhammad Halabi,” Wafa reported.

According to Wafa’s account, “during the phone conversation, the two mothers [of the new-born baby and the terrorist] cried from joy: The mother of the baby cried from joy at the birth of her baby, who eternalized the name of the hero among the heroes of our eternal people, and the second mother [of the terrorist] cried from joy at the birth of the baby that will eternalize the name of her son the Marty.”

The Palestinians regularly idolize terrorists and terrorism, promoting violence against Israel and Israelis in every walk of life, including in schools, youth groups and children’s television shows.

PMW also reported that prior to Halabi’s murderous attack, in a post to his Facebook page, he referred to the recent wave of Palestinian terror as part of a “third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.”

This was a reference to the PA libel promoted by PA head Mahmoud Abbas that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA’s portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as “an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and the defilement of it.

By: United with Israel Staff

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