Why watermelons are a symbol of Palestinian political protest

Where it is a crime to wave
the flag of Palestine in Palestine,
watermelon halves are raised
against Israeli occupation troops
for the red, black, white, green
of Palestine. Forever.
Excerpt from ‘Ode to the Watermelon’ by Aracelis Girmay

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