New York family said to name triplets after slain teenagers
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New York family said to name triplets after slain teenagers

But doubts surface over reports that three babies -- Eyal Yosef, Gil-ad Menachem, and Naftali Haim -- were named at brit a day after Israeli namesakes laid to rest

The three kidnapped and murdered  teens, from left to right: Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach (photo credit: Courtesy)
The three kidnapped and murdered teens, from left to right: Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach (photo credit: Courtesy)

A family in New York named their newborn triplets after slain teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, the Jewish Press reported Thursday.

The baby boys — Eyal Yosef, Gil-ad Menachem, and Naftali Haim — were reportedly named at their brit milah (circumcision) ceremony a day after the three kidnapped and murdered teenagers were laid to rest on Tuesday.

Le Monde Juif [in French] carried what it says is a picture of the babies and their parents.

However, doubts later surfaced as to the veracity of the reports.

The three teens’ bodies were discovered Monday partially buried near Hebron after an 18-day expansive search in the West Bank, which saw the arrests of over 400 Palestinians, most of them Hamas men.

They were abducted on June 12 while hitchhiking home in the Etzion Bloc in the West Bank.

Their joint funeral were attended by some 150,000 people Tuesday.

Israel was on a manhunt for two Hamas members it says are prime suspects in their brutal murder.

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