Real life can be just like a fairy tale, that’s a lesson a fourteen-year-old refugee girl from Palestine could have taken away following a comment by German Chancellor Angela Merkel which caused her to break down in tears during a televised discussion forum on immigration earlier this year.
The refugee girl, Reem Sahwil, who originally left Palestine with her family, has been granted a one-year extension of her resident status. October 2017 marks the date when Reem, who speaks fluent German, and her family will have to leave the country, according to the Bild newspaper. The Sahwil family's successful social integration has been cited by sources from immigration authorities in the northern city of Rostock as the reason German officials extended their permit of stay. The girl appeared bright-eyed and hopeful at a televised debate in July. She spoke German clearly, explaining that her family came to Rostock four years ago from a refugee camp in Lebanon