How the Watermelon Became a Symbol of Palestinian Solidarity πŸ‰

The use of the watermelon as a Palestinian symbol is not new. It first emerged after the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel seized control of the West Bank and Gaza, and annexed East Jerusalem. At the time, the Israeli government made public displays of the Palestinian flag a criminal offense in Gaza and the West Bank.

To circumvent the ban, Palestinians began using the watermelon because, when cut open, the fruit bears the national colors of the Palestinian flagβ€”red, black, white, and green.  

Israel lifted the ban on the Palestinian flag in 1993, as part of the Oslo Accords, which entailed mutual recognition by Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization and were the first formal agreements to try to resolve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The flag was accepted as representing the Palestinian Authority, which would administer Gaza and the West Bank.

But in January of this year Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir gave police the power to confiscate Palestinian flags once again.

Source: New York Times

Bring on the Israeli apologists who claim there is no Apartheid in Palestine!

It’s Watermelon season in South Africa. Let’s fill our feeds with this luscious fruit and symbol of our unity with the people of Palestine.

Watermelon and Lime Sorbet

5 cups cubed deseeded Watermelon
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet your watermelon is, you may need more)

Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz till smooth.
Pour into a loaf tin and place in the freezer.
After about an hour stir up the frozen crystals that are starting to form and break them up. Do this every half an hour to an hour about 3 or 4 times. This helps you get a smoother sorbet. Allow it to set completely.
Remove from freezer when ready to serve and stand for 5 minutes to soften slightly before you scoop. Enjoy with a dua (prayer) on your lips for you know who.

#FreePalestine πŸ‰


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