Baby al-Sisi's mother is the daughter of an officer with the Egyptian army.
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Abu Ismail said he named his son after the Egyptian general as he was "proud of the Egyptian people and the Egyptian army, which always sacrifices and works for the Palestinian people and their cause."
General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)
Gazans' affiliation with Egypt and its leadership has led tens of thousands of Hamas supporters to the streets of Gaza after Islamist Mohamed Morsi was elected as Egypt's president, but apperently, now that he was ousted, supporters of Egyptian revolutionaries also reside in the strip.
"Gaza represents an issue of national security for Egypt and that will never change," Hani Habeeb, a political analyst in Gaza, said after Morsi's ouster. "Sooner or later (Egypt's) new leadership will have to engage with Gaza's rulers."
After Operation Pillar of Defense, some parents from the Gaza Strip have decided to name their newborn babies after operation-affiliated icons – from assassinated Hamas commanders such as Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari, to the long-range Fajr missiles fired at Israel.
Elior Levy and Reuters contributed to this report
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