Letter from Palestinian Friends
Be aware that all the following Kafiyeh designs are not original prints. These are not true Palestinian Kafiyehs, and are mostly made in Israel with an objective to reduce the popularity of the original one.
You may check the tag and you will find written on it “made in Israel “, despite the colorful designs , please don’t give up on the original Palestinian Kafiyeh since it like identifies us to the world, resembles our struggle with the enemy and strengthens our ties with the land.
Taking over our traditions and folklore is something we all know about the Israelis, starting from our traditional dress which the Israeli airlines hostess are wearing it, to taking over our houses and ending with our food , but here is another attempt from them to demolish and steal our tradition by copying our Kafiyeh, if you don’t believe it, then look carefully to the following pictures:
All of us know the Israeli flag with the Star of David in the middle, so look carefully at the following pictures.
They copied our kufiya, but with star of david prints on them and they even called it Kaffia.
Remember how they took over our cities, they changed their names, from Haifa to Yafo, and Acca to Acco and so on …… its exactly the same method and the same strategy as with the Kafiyeh.
So , please be careful of what your are wearing. Wear the original Palestinian Kufiya not the fake ones.
Here is Dalal Mughrabi wearing the Kafiyeh, the famous Palestinian fighter.
Dalal was one of the earliest known Palestinian freedom fighters.
Born in 1958 in a refugee camp to a family that lived in Jaffa until 1948, when the Israelis won the war, killed and chased out hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and established their current state, Dalal was raised in Beirut and secretly joined the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization).
In 1978 just before she turned 20 and having had received proper military training, Dalal was chosen to carry out the Kamal Al ‘Odwan Operation (the Israelis called it the Coastal Road Massacre) in retaliation for the assassination of several PLO leaders.
According to the plan, Dalal and her squad were to land near a coastal road heading towards Tel Aviv, hijack one of the military buses driving in that direction and head for the Knesset and in the process kill as many soldiers and Israeli leaders as possible.
The mission was never accomplished. Half way through the process the
Israeli military learned of what happened and a chase took place on the coastal road leading to the death of several civilians in the cross fire. After many hours of a vicious street war in which tens of Israeli soldiers were killed, the 11 Palestinian fighters ran out of ammunition and finally the Israeli army squad, led by Ehud Barak, shot all of them to death.
When journalists arrived to report on the incident Ehud Barak shot several bullets on the already dead Dalal for the benefit of photographers and then proceeded to disarm her from the empty ammunition belt she had on and pulled her by the hair to allow for a better view of her face! — from Hatshepsut — Women, Society and Academia.
Also here is Andaleeb Taqatqeh another fighter wearing the Kufiya.
Here is the difference between the fake and the original, it is the real difference between the natives and the settlers, between the owners and the thieves.
always be devoted to, only and only the Palestinian Kafiyeh
samar and yousef
all people have a home to live in, except us, our home lives inside us.