The Flag of Palestine

The flag of Palestine consists of three equal horizontal stripes (black, white, and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red triangle based at the hoist. This design is a significant symbol of Palestinian identity and nationalism, reflecting cultural, historical, and political dimensions.

The Flag of Palestine

History

The flag of Palestine traces its origins to the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It was first adopted by the Arab Higher Committee in 1948, symbolizing the Arab national movement. The design is based on the Flag of the Arab Revolt, with modifications. The colors represent different dynasties: black for the Abbasid, white for the Umayyad, green for the Fatimid, and red for the Hashemite family, which led the revolt. Over time, this flag has come to represent the Palestinian people and their quest for an independent state, officially adopted by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964 and later by the Palestinian National Authority.