In recent years activists for peace in the Middle East have adopted the hamsa hand. The Symbology of the hamsa hand symbology is believed to predate and possibly originate from Ancient Middle Eastern religion. Those who actively support a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Israeli conflict believe that wearing the hamsa hand highlights not only the similarities of Judaism and Islam, but also the similarities of the origins of the religions. Some Jews and Muslims centered around Israel wear the hamsa as a gesture for hope, peace, and prosperity.
When I look at this piece of art, this is what I hold in my heart.