keffiyeh

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kef·fi·yeh

or kaf·fi·yeh (kə-fē′ə)
n.
A square of cloth, often embroidered, traditionally worn as a headdress by Arab men, either by winding it around the head or by folding it into a triangle, draping it over the head, and securing it with an agal. Also called shemagh.

[Arabic kūfīya, from feminine of kūfī, of Kufa, Kufic, from al-Kūfa, Kufa, a city in central Iraq.]
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keffiyeh

(kɛˈfiːjə) ,

kaffiyeh

or

kufiyah

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
[C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif]
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Translations
كوفية
kufiyyapalestinapañuelo palestino
keffiékeffieh
כאפיה
kefiah
arafatsjaal
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The cartoonist merely replaced the child's cap with a kefiyeh and transformed the soldier into an Israeli trooper.
In the mean time, the right-wingers in Israel were putting up posters in the streets of Israel of Bush, Olmert and Perez, wearing the Palestinian kefiyeh (head cover) with the caption "Accomplices of Terror;" it is self-evident here that the kefiyeh is displayed as a symbol of terror, which means that all Palestinian people are stigmatized as terrorists to justify killing them and cleansing them.
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