What does this sign mean?
January 14, 2011 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Help! What does this street sign mean? Taken in west bank

the photo was taken in Ramallah, I'm trying to figure out what it means. Two fingers are missing so there's only the pinky, ring finger and thumb. Maybe someone can read the writing? Or just knows what the image means?

Here's the photo:

posted by addelburgh to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's a stop sign.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:40 PM on January 14, 2011

The writing says "Stop the killing" (أوقفوا القتل).
posted by gg at 2:02 PM on January 14, 2011

does anyone know why the hand is missing fingers?
posted by addelburgh at 2:09 PM on January 14, 2011

It *almost* looks like someone might have covered up the fingers with tape. Or scraped the two fingers off.
posted by gjc at 2:36 PM on January 14, 2011

So it's a stop sign that has been altered to show a mutilated hand and the phrase "Stop the killing." That seems like a pretty strong combo of image and visual to me.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:21 PM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

yeah, there's a square of tape (or paint) extending out from the base of the missing fingers - it's a little lighter/smoother than the rest of the red in the sign.
posted by facetious at 5:39 PM on January 14, 2011

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