Watermelon /ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən/. :
1. a large oblong or rounded fruit with a hard outer shell, a sweet red juicy pulp, and usually many seeds
2. Art work by the creative Artist Beesan Arafat
you can check out her beautiful work on instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBmN_BMCCV/
The Watermelon - acrylic on canvas
3. an exclusive limited edition 18k gold pendant.
A beautiful piece of gold designed by jewelry designer Hania Bitar in Collaboration with Artist Beesan Arafat converted from her painting featuring the an 18k gold watermelon with enamel on a ceramic "khalili" plate here as mother of pearl encased in an 18k gold frame.
So... what's the fuss about the Watermelon ?
Do you know that in 1967, raising a Palestinian flag in Gaza and West Bank was considered a crime?
To subvert the ban on the main national colors, Palestinians used to carry sliced watermelons through the region as a sign of protest!
Again... but now in 2023
While Israel has a history of destroying the Palestinian flag and inflicting violence against Palestinians simply for carrying it, destroying the Palestinian flag is now official Israeli policy. " - The IMEU