Palestinian Girl Gets "Bravery Award"
The Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, 13, who was seen in video hitting Israeli soldiers upon her brother's detention, has been presented the Hanzala Bravery Award by the Başaksehir Municipality.

Tamimi has received her award from Basaksehir Mayor Mevlut Uysal in a ceremony. The award ceremony has started with a photograph exhibition named "Being a Palestinian Child".

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Ahed Tamimi said she feels so happy and honoured to get the reward. "The only thing I care is the freedom of Palestine. I am so glad to be here." After the ceremony she responded the questions from press, saying "I want to be a lawyer in the future. I want Palestinians stand strong against the invasion. We will stand up to Israel's attack."

Basaksehir Mayor Uysal also said that "Even a child at this age understands the cost and meaning of living somewhere blockaded. Thus, we can see what people especially in Gazza have to come through. When she speaks, it is as if she is 40 not 13.

Her video has soon become one of the most watched videos on the internet. Humanitarian Aid Association (İHH) Chairman Bülent Yıldırım, journalist-author Turan Kirlakci and Prof. Dr. Ahmet Agirlakci also attended the ceremony.

Tamimi was invited as a guest of honor by Başakşehir Municipality, and arrived in Istanbul on Monday, accompanied by her mother, Neriman Tamimi.


Ahed Tamimi cutting the opening ribbon of the exhibition
Basaksehir Mayor Mevlut Uysal
Uysal answering the questions of press
Tamimi's talk at the opening of the exhibition
Responding the questions of the press
Tamimi and her mother are on the stage
Receiving her award from Mayor Uysal
Speaking at the stage
Uysal and Tamimi are posing
Tamimi's video being shown at the screen
Those who participates the ceremony


Last Modified: 2012-12-27 12:00:02
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