God what a buffoon
Originally Posted by Camera
Palestine's "brave girl" Tamimi sits on world's agenda
Palestine's "brave girl" Ahed Tamimi sat on the world's agenda with photographs taken by the Anadolu Agency.
Palestine's "brave girl" Ahed Tamimi sat on the world's agenda with photographs taken by the Anadolu Agency (AA).
Tamimi's photograph was taken by the AA photo journalist while she was showing her fist to an Israeli soldier during a protest held against Israeli settlements at the Nebi Salih village near Ramallah.
Many Palestinian children had participated in the protest along with Tamimi.
AA photo journalist Kays Abu Semra's photograph of Tamimi showing her fist to the Israeli soldier made an overwhelming impression in all corners of the world.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday had a breakfast with Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi who challenged Israeli troops that had arrested her brother.
Erdogan recived Tamimi and her mother Neriman Tamimi at his hotel.
Prime Minister Erdogan spoke with Tamimi and her mother for a while and gave several gifts to the family.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA) after the breakfast, Ahed Tamimi said that she had a breakfast with a prime minister for the first time in her life.
"I thanked Prime Minister Erdogan for his hospitality and his support to Palestine," Ahed Tamimi said.
Tamimi was awarded with "Handala Courage Award" in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Visiting Turkey as being the guest of Basaksehir Municipality of Istanbul, 13-year-old Tamimi attended a series of events ahead of the award ceremony and opened an art exhibition titled "Being children in Palestine".
She thanked Turkish children for welcoming her as she was one of them, and called on the Palestinian children to stand tall, at the ceremony.
Tamimi said she was proud to get the Handala award which would enhance her strength. She said she showed her fist to the soldier and thought she could make Palestine free.
Answering questions of AA correspondent, Tamimi said she would like to be a lawyer in order to contribute to the Palestinian issue.
Handala Courage Award, handed out by the Basaksehir Municipality, was named after the cartoon character Handala created by Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali noted for the political criticism of the Arab regimes and Israel in his works. Handala, a 10-year-old boy, became an icon of Palestinian identity and defiance.
Is she Arabic at all ?
Everyone can become 'palestinian' these days..
She's Arab all right. There's a village in the West Bank called Ras Karkar. It's a Muslim village. When you drive through it, you see a lot of boys and girls with blond, dirty blond and red hair with green and blue eyes. The Crusades did stop by this area some time ago. I've got a third cousin who was born with blond hair (it has since turned light brown) and blue eyes (she still has the blue eyes).
Man, I just remember why I love that country and its military. Those soldiers really kept cool.
I mean besides all the tragedy for the kids involved, I can still hardly imagine having children shouting at you at point blank, touching at all your gear and having reporters(?) standing by filming the whole thing. That is WAY worse than some role players shouting "NATO go home!"...
And what would have happened if the soldier had put her over his knee and gave her a good paddling?
That would have made the news, created a major outcry from many communities and groups supporting the Palestinians, the picture would probably have been published and used as anti-israeli propaganda.
It's will be better to arrest the irresponsible parents and the reporters.
Originally Posted by jeffy_ssd
There would be an uproar from the "muslim world", demanding Israel to be tried for war crimes, genocide and occupation.
Originally Posted by jeffy_ssd
But at the same time sunni muslim terrorists in Syria are destroying and burning shia mosques, which are supposedly sacred religious objects of Islam. And not a singe f**k is given.
Also, if this poor girl (poor because she is being used) becomes an icon of resistance, through carefully executed protests and propaganda shows, I would expect that someday she will suffer some freaky incident. That is, I wouldn't put past the organizers who run this propaganda show, to make sure she is somehow harmed (by the IDF of course) and becomes a "martyr" for the cause.
It's probably not a coincidence that she is blond and doesn't look "Arab". So we westerners can sympathize that much more.
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