Mideast: Turkish courage award to 13-yr old Palestinian girl

Ahed Tamimi challenged Israeli soldiers in West Bank

27 December, 16:56

Ahed Tamimi, 13, challenged an Israeli patrol in the West Bank last month Ahed Tamimi, 13, challenged an Israeli patrol in the West Bank last month

(ANSAmed) - RAMALLAH - Ahed Tamimi, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl who gained international notoriety for standing up to an Israeli patrol in the West Bank last month, was welcomed with great honors in Turkey, where she was awarded with 'Handala Courage Award' in Istanbul on Wednesday, Palestinian media reported.

Video footage of Tamimi, the daughter of a Palestinian human rights activist, showing her fists to the Israeli soldiers that had arrested her brother went around the world.

Visiting Turkey as being the guest of Basaksehir Municipality of Istanbul, Ahed Tamimi attended a series of events ahead the award ceremony and opened an art exhibition titled 'Being children in Palestine', Anadolu Agency reported.

Handala Courage Award, handed out by the Basaksehir Municipality, was named after the cartoon character Handala created by Palestinian artist Naji al-Ahli. Handala, a 10-year-old boy, has become one of the symbols of the struggle against Israeli occupation.(ANSAmed).

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright ANSA

Business opportunities

The information system of business
opportunities abroad

News from Mediterranean