Mohamed has been revealed as the most popular baby name in Israel – despite authorities trying to keep it hidden from the annual official list.
The Population and Immigration Authority has this week published a list of the 10 most popular boys and girls names of those born in Israel this year.
However, it has omitted Arabic baby names from the list, including Mohamed which should have topped the boys' list and Ahmed which should have placed ninth.
Instead, the authority claims that the most commonly used Israeli boys' names over the last 12 months were: Yosef, Daniel, Uri, Itai, Omer, Adam, Noam, Ariel, Eitan, David.
Nowhere in its statement, which was released ahead of the Jewish New Year, did it note the fact that Arabic baby names had been withheld.