Nelson Mandela’s grandson to present bravery award to Ahed Tamimi

Nabi Saleh: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was jailed for eight months for slapping an IDF soldier last year, and was released on Sunday, vowed to continue her struggle against Israeli military rule. She made her first public appearance since being released from prison on Sunday morning.

Tamimi was quoted as saying “My message here is that our resistance will continue, particularly our resistance for equal rights.” She went on to say, “While I am happy to have been released, my happiness is not complete knowing that there are still those suffering in Israeli jails. I call on Palestinians to act for their release.”

Meanwhile Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela has announced to present her a special reward “for bravery, resistance and being a symbol of hope for millions”. He will invite Tamimi to South Africa to receive the award.

According to South African media sources Mandla made the comments during a celebration to commemorate his late grandfather’s 100th birthday.