The Hamsah, a prevalent symbol in Israel and throughout the Middle East, takes its name from the Semitic roots for the word five due to the palm shape which is considered protection against the evil eye.
The Hamsah is often accompanied by an eye or the color blue, also for warding off the evil eye.
The Hamsah is prevalent in Israeli culture and adorns jewelry, homes, art, etc. regardless of superstition.
The Hamsah is very popular adornment for a keychain, keeping the traveler safe on his journeys.