Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will meet with teenage Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi on Tuesday, according to a presidential spokesperson.
“Essebsi will welcome al-Tamimi at Carthage Palace,” Aida al-Qulaibi said.
The Palestinian teen arrived in Tunisia late Monday upon an invitation from the Tunisian leader.
Later in the day, the Tunisian General Union of Labor will hold a ceremony to honor the Palestinian activist and her family, the union wrote on Facebook.
On July 29, Israeli authorities released al-Tamimi and her mother, Nariman, after both had served eight months behind bars.
The 17-year-old was detained by Israeli forces last December after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier during a raid on her home.
In 2012, Istanbul’s Basaksehir Municipality granted al-Tamimi the prestigious Hanzala Courage Award for defying Israeli soldiers who had just arrested her brother.