There's an eleven year old girl in Palestine named Huda Ghaliya, who's father and siblings (and father's other wife) died in an explosion on the beach. This is awful, and we should all be outraged at this and all other senseless acts of violence. Now, the two Palestinian factions are fighting over who will get to adopt her. I thought that was wierd enough, cause I'm pretty sure there are plenty of orphans to go around. But then I found out that she's not really an orphan at all. SHE HAS A MOTHER, but Palestinians consider a fatherless child to be an orphan. What is wrong with them??? I realize people have different beliefs--I have two parents and consider myself an orphan, but I don't expect anyone else to. And I don't see any politicians lining up to adopt me.
If a fatherless child is considered an orphan, then if the Palistinians really cared about children then each woman would have extra husbands, so if one died the children wouldn't have to be orphans.
It should be up to Huda to decide if she wants to be an orphan.