This Is Not A Palestinian Flag

Analysis / Interpretation / Press


Protesters in Tel Aviv yesterday displayed posters of watermelons with the text “This is not a Palestinian flag,” to challenge the Israeli authorities who arrested people for waving the Palestinian flag in public.

Arranged by the left-wing Zazim group, the protest saw the images pasted onto 16 shared taxi vans that drove across the city all day.

Zazim’s Executive Director, Raluca Ganea, said: “Our message to the government is clear: we will always find a way to circumvent any absurd ban and we will not stop fighting for freedom of expression and democracy – whether it is the pride flag or the Palestinian flag.”