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Little Baby Hezzy

From Tom Gross:

The Associated Press reports that many Palestinians are naming their newly born babies “Hizbullah” after the Lebanese militia group. Nahed Ghurani, a wealthy Gaza merchant, said he was proud that his new son would be called Hizbullah Ghurani. “My wife wanted to call the baby Nasrallah, but I wanted Hizbullah – to commemorate the entire resistance not only its leader,” he said.

At least five other babies born in recent days at Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital have been called Hizbullah, which means “Party of Allah.”

Other babies are being named after the Hizbullah leader. In Shifa Hospital, at least six Palestinian women have named their babies Hassan, Nasrallah, or Hassan Nasrallah, according to maternity records since the fighting began last month…

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