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Last week, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published the list of most popular names  given to children born in Israel in 2014.

The Yad L'Achim organization examined the data and discovered to its surprise that no less than 45 Jewish children were given the name of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The organization also found that 11 Jewish children were named Ahmed while 6 Jewish children were given the Muslim name Abed.

The organization explains that the findings are the results of Jewish women being lured into relationships with Arab men, many of whom end up trapped in abusive relationships.

"Unfortunately this is a widespread phenomenon and these figures are just the tip of the iceberg. There are quite a few Jewish women who were captivated by tempting Muslims offers."

"We know today that a lot of them regretted their relationship, which imposed on their loss of their Jewish identity, which included the conversion to Islam. It is important to note that many of these women have also reported violence in such relationships. The fact is that Jewish mothers are registering their babies with Muslim names, and dozens of Jewish women are converting to Islam," the organization added.

Yad L'Achim regarded the troubling data as a "a wake-up call” for those women who converted to Islam.

“We call upon the public to join Yad L'Achim's struggle against assimilation and the preservation of the identity of the Jewish people.”