Photo caption: “The president [Abbas] during the reception for Al-Bukhari and his wife.”
The artist receiving the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts from PA Chairman Abbas, is a cartoonist with the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.
Headline: “The president [Abbas] awarded the artist Al-Bukhari with the [Palestine] Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts”
“President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, awarded the artist and creator Baha Al-Bukhari the [Palestine] Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts ... during a reception held by His Honor [Mahmoud Abbas] in the presidential compound in Ramallah, in the presence of his [Al-Bukhari’s] wife and PLO Executive Committee members Mahmoud Ismail and Ahmed Majdalani, Minister of CultureZiyad Abu Amr, and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Writers’ Union Murad Al-Sudani. The president [Abbas] awarded the Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts to the creator and artist Al-Bukhari in recognition of his creative path in plastic arts and cartoons, and out of recognition of his life full of giving, actions, struggle, and beauty, in a way that fits Palestine and its resolute and full culture.”
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