digital drawing of Palestinian cat wearing a red and white keffiyeh raising both paws holding slices of watermelon inspired by Mohammad El-Kurd’s statement “the end of the occupation [of Palestine] should be the signal for the end of protests” (from an interview in May of 2021)
This print is inspired by Palestinian writer Mohammad El-Kurd’s statement during an interview in May of 2021, “the end of the occupation [of Palestine] should be the signal for the end of protests”. Watermelons have been a symbol of Palestinian resistance after accounts of civilians were arrested for carrying this fruit in the streets because the fruit has the same colors as the Palestinian flag. Like cats let’s take over the streets until Palestine is free!
October 26, 2022 marks forty days since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini by Iran’s morality police. From all around the country, thousands of people marched to her gravesite despite road blockades. Students in universities across the county and well as refinery workers continue their strikes against the current oppressive regime.