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December 31, 2012 12:48 am

Palestinian Arab Girl Who Attacked IDF Soldiers Eats Breakfast With Turkish PM Erdogan (VIDEO)

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Awad Tamimi attempting to provoke an Israeli soldier.

Awad Tamimi, a thirteen year old Palestinian Arab girl, found internet fame when a video of her cursing at and kicking IDF soldiers was posted on YouTube. Today, the Turkish news agency “Anatolia” reported that “the brave Palestinian girl” and her mother met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at a hotel in Istanbul, where they had a short conversation. Erdogan gave some gifts to her family, and the two posed for photographs , before eating a meal together. “I give thanks to Prime Minister Erdogan for his hospitality—and his support for Palestine” she said.

Tamimi came to Turkey last week to receive an award from the Istanbul City Council for “courage”. She said she waved her fist in the face of Israeli soldiers as a way to “liberate Palestine”. She told reporters that she intends to study law as a way to fight for the “Palestinian cause.”

Israeli-Turkish relations have deteriorated under the Islamist Erdogan, who has accused Israel of genocide, and described the country as “the main threat to regional peace” and “a terrorist state, which savagely massacres innocent children”. Erdogan told the Eurasian Islamic Council that “Those who speak of Muslims and terror side by side are turning a blind eye when Muslims are massacred en masse”. In recent months, Turkey has blocked Israel’s participation in NATO summits.

A video of Erdogan greeting Tamimi can be viewed below.

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