The sign


After looking at both the Arabic and Hebrew words for peace, we have realized the similarities between the shapes of the letters س and ש.Historically, people have used two fingers as a sign expressing the desire for peace. However, we want to introduce a new peace sign for us who are involved in the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict. The three fingers greatly resemble the letters س in Arabic and ש in Hebrew, which respectively are the first letters in the words Salam سلام in Arabic and Shalom שלום in Hebrew. Therefore, if one raises their hand with three fingers it symbolizes either Salam or Shalom. We would prefer both hands raised expressing both Salam and Shalom.