Resistance. It has many varieties. In Palestine, Palestinians are utilizing stones to maintain Zionists out, however what can we, outdoors of Palestine, do to assist? Perhaps the one issues we will do look fairly insignificant, however the Palestinian Yassar Hirbawi will present us why it does imply lots.
Everyone knows the standard Palestinian kufiya’s, the usually black and white scarfs, that symbolise the Israeli occupation of Palestine. These scarfs have been historically worn by the Palestinian farmers, however turned one of the crucial highly effective symbols for the Palestinian resistance.
The prominence of kufiya’s have been principally due to Yasser Arafat’s clothes fashion, he would put on kufiya’s all through his profession and in 1960 it really turned the image of the Palestinian liberation wrestle.
The beloved ‘made in Palestine’-scarves are sadly threatened with extinction. There is just one kufiya producer left in al-Khalil, Palestine, which already is producing half of the quantity it was producing 20 years in the past.
Yassar Hirbawi based the ‘Hirbawi’-enterprise on the age of 33. The enterprise quickly turned a household enterprise, his sons picked up his expertise and at the moment are working collectively.
For Yassar, his enterprise is a struggle towards the occupation. “It’s our previous, future…It means every little thing,” he says. Hirbawi encounters numerous international competitors, due to the decrease costs huge corporations supply in, for instance, China. “However what can we do? It’s our work and our life, and, if God will, we’ll by no means cease producing unique kufiyas made in Palestine.”
Shopping for merchandise from Hirbawi might save this lovely genuine enterprise. And what’s extra lovely than strolling within the streets with our head excessive due to our valuable, Palestinian-made scarves?
You’ll be able to order a kufiya at their site.
Yallah! We’re all Palestine, كلنا فلسطين !
Mayada Srouji is a 23-yr-previous scholar Gender and Variety on the UGent and has a bachelor in Arabic and Islamic Sciences, with a minor in political and social sciences. She is enthusiastic about ladies rights, philosophy, literature and historical past.
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