Spoon becomes a new symbol of Palestinian ‘freedom’

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The spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after prisoners were said to have carried out the jail breaks with the utensil. When the six Palestinian militants escaped through a tunnel on September 6 from the high security Gilboa prison, social networks shared images of a tunnel at the foot of a sink, and a hole dug outside. A hashtag, “the miraculous spoon”, suggested how the break might have happened. Whether or not the utensil had really been involved or its role is unclear. Then on Wednesday a lawyer for one of the fugitives who …

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