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Variant of keffiyeh.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a variant of keffiyeh
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(kəˈfi ə)

an Arab headdress for men, made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by a cord around the head.
[< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh]
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A headdress worn by Arab men, consisting of a square of cloth held on by a band.
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Noun1.kaffiyeh - an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
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Jerusalem is Arab!""Raise your Kaffiyeh,"the now-legendary nationalist song by the Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf blared from speakers, intermingling with chants that echoed through narrow alleys.
Jerusalem is Arab!" "Raise your Kaffiyeh," the now-legendary nationalist song by the Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf blared from speakers, intermingling with chants that echoed through narrow alleys.
The dramatic exit came after Castro Abdullah, the president of Lebanon's National Confederation of Trade Unions and Trade Union Workers (FENASOL), donned a kaffiyeh and greeted the Palestinian delegation, stressing that "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" and that Trump is "a cancer of the region." The incident was reported in a statement released by FENASOL, which added that the Arab delegations were due to meet late Wednesday in order to agree on a unified position regarding various issue, including that of the Palestinian crisis.
Right-wing activists circulate pictures of Rivlin in a kaffiyeh after he refuses to pardon Azaria pic.twitter.com/UGJbCRntDl
On Monday, police opened an investigation following a slew of photo-shopped images of Rivlin wearing an Arabic head covering known as a kaffiyeh. Posting photos of Israeli leaders in a kaffiyeh, which doubles as a symbol for Palestinian nationalism, is taboo in Israeli society since similar pictures of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin were circulated by right-wing Israelis before Rabin's assassination by a Jewish extremist in 1995.
The rally drew people from all over the coastal enclave, waving flags, raising posters of Arafat and donning his landmark kaffiyeh. But on Thursday, the former Fatah official Mohammed Dahlan - who lives in exile in the UAE - also organized a rally in honor of Arafat in Hamas-controlled Gaza.
It showed Bahraini dignitaries and traders in local kaffiyeh attire attending the party and dancing with Orthodox Jews.
'I came here to thank him for restoring my freedom, if only partially,' said Misuari, wearing a printed kaffiyeh, in a nationally televised news conference with Mr.
It showed a girl in jeans and a kaffiyeh passing rocks to a masked boy sporting a Hamas headband.
The tree was decorated with a PLO flag at the top, with Arafat's traditional kaffiyeh wrapped around it in the shape of a laurel.