Watermelon T-shirts

Watermelon T-shirts
By Khaled Hourani

The officer raised his voice and said, “Even if you do a watermelon, it will be confiscated!” An Israeli soldier confronting a group of Palestinian artists in the 1970s

In the 1970s, the Israeli government made public displays of the Palestinian flag a criminal offence in Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinian artists began to circumvent the ban by using the watermelon because, when cut open, the fruit bears the national colours of the Palestinian flag — red, black, white and green.

So, the humble watermelon became a representation of Palestinian resistance that remains so to this day.

A Palestinian man wearing a watermelo T-shirt design by Khaled Hourani.

Two young people wearing Khaled Hourani’s Palestinian Watermelon T-shirt.

Khaled Hourani’s original Watermelon design is now available on a T-shirt directly from Amos Trust
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This design is by acclaimed Palestinian artist Khaled Hourani and used with his kind permission. The T-shirts, printed on white, organic cotton, are available in women’s and men’s fits/sizes — you can choose the best option for you at checkout. All profits will go to our emergency Gaza appeal.

Please note:
We’re currently re-stocking some sizes and will dispatch new orders as soon as possible.

Chest measurements:

  • Small
    37” | 93cm

  • Medium
    39” | 99cm

  • Large
    41” | 104cm

  • Extra large
    46” | 116cm

  • Double extra large
    51” | 129cm

All profits go to our emergency Gaza appeal.

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