Israeli dating customs
Whether along the Iraqi, Syrian or Turkish borders, Kurdish women have been photographed brandishing Kalashnikovs, bandoliers slung across their chests.
She is wearing Kurdish military fatigues, her long, dark hair braided Pocahontas style.In those days, it was rumoured that she went by the name of "Diana" - some say it was her nom de guerre.Many Kurdish fighters assumed alternative names in combat, as per Middle Eastern tradition. Diana - Da-ya-na - was what my older son called me. For some reason, he couldn't say Daya, and called me Dayana.When the Iraqi army marched into Sulaimania, he took his wife and seven children to the mountains."My father believed in the equality of women and men," she recalls. When I was born, my father threw a party in my honour. Nobody celebrated over the birth of a daughter - only for a son." Later on, before she married the young, charismatic lawyer-turned-politician Jalal Talabani, Hero was approached by the KDP-affiliated Student Union to enlist as a full-fledged member.