Israeli Arab sires 67 children


An Israeli Arab is the father of 67 children, a national record.

Shehade Abu Arad has been recognized by the Interior Ministry as Israel’s top breeder after he registered 67 children that he had with his eight wives, Yediot Achronot reported Monday.

Abu Arad, 58, lives in the central Israeli village of Burgata. The runner-up in the reproduction ranking is another Israeli Arab who has 39 children from four wives, according to Yediot.

Arabs constitute approximately 20 percent of the Jewish state’s population, but their numbers are growing thanks to high birth rates.

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