Triplets named for peace treaty politicians

Triplets boys Sadat, Begin, and Carter born near Tel Aviv in April of 1979.
Triplet boys Sadat, Begin, and Carter

On March 26, 1979, the Egypt-Israel peace treaty was signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. The signing took place in Washington, D.C., and was witnessed by U.S. president Jimmy Carter.

About a week later, on April 3, triplets were born to Israeli-Arab parents Ibrahim and Hitam Kidasa at a hospital near Tel Aviv.

In honor of the treaty, they named their three newborn boys Sadat, Begin, and Carter.

“When the boys were born I truly believed in coexistence,” Ibrahim said in 2010.

(Unfortunately, 2010 was also the year Ibrahim’s son Begin was shot and killed. By that time, “Ibrahim [had] lost the hope that drove him to name his three sons after a historic peace.”)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.