Flag of Palestine: colors and meaning

The Palestine flag, consisting of three colored stripes and an equilateral bright red triangle, is a reference to the banner used during the First World War (meaning the Arab uprising of 1916 and the war with the Ottoman Empire). Adopted as a state symbol first in 1939, and then in 1964.

Photo Palestine flag

Palestinian flag

The Palestinian flag has a rectangular shape. Consists of three equal bands, as well as an equilateral triangle. Colors symbolize:

  1. Black – corresponds to the color of abacides, one of the peoples, which took part in the uprising.
  2. White – corresponds to the color of the obeyed family.
  3. Red – generalized character Harijite.
  4. Green – indicates religion, that is, Islam.

It is also believed that the data of colors – Panara, i.e., inherent in the ancient language verbation.

What a Palestinian flag

Interesting fact that the conditional author of the Flag of Palestine is 1939 (then was approved) is the British diplomat Mark Sykes. True, confirm this information is impossible today. It is believed that it was he who suggested this option for Arabic nations in the war against the Ottoman Empire. It was first used as a combat banner, subsequently – approved as the state symbol of the Palestine state and his nationalities.

There is also a legend in which the flag was created by Hussein Ibn Ali during the mission to Germany. Again, this information does not confirm the world, for German historians.

And in French historical reports, it is generally argued that in the period from 1924 to 1939, the flag was completely different: a white and blue field with a 6-end “David star”. It was such a Prapor who was depicted on a ship “Emmanuel”, which belonged to the Palestinian company “Hormia” (engaged in the delivery of food and weapons to France during the First World War). By the way, even his photo has been preserved. But it is believed that this flag was created on the initiative of the company of hormi and in no way related to the Palestinian people approved by the regime.

Palestinian flag

By the way, the ship “Emmanuel” literally a few months after this case sank somewhere in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Then he stopped existence and “hormi”. That is why any documents on all parts are not preserved. It is not known who was the author of the flag, who was responsible for his application to the corps.

But at the end of the 20th century in many of their countries that did not recognize the independence of the Palestine state, the image of his Prague was generally considered illegal. Only in November 1988, his image was approved by OOP as the national treasure of the Palestinian people. And in December 2006, the flag was raised next to Israel, which then marked a truce. In 2015, the banner was also raised in the UN representation, which symbolized the recognition of Palestine as an independent state by the world’s largest countries.

Meaning colors flag of Palestine

What exactly means the flag and how it should be interpreted in the Declaration of the Palestinian People are not specified. The most common version is that each color symbolizes families who laid the “foundation of the future State of Palestine”. According to another version, each color means:

  1. Black – courage;
  2. White – spiritual purity;
  3. Green – religion;
  4. Red – willingness to defend their land.

It is believed that this flag subsequently became the main for other Arab powers. Among them, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Peoples of Western Sahara. Although each of the states has its own legends about how its banner has become a state symbol. And they drastically differ.

And when performing military operations, the Palestinian-Israeli flags can often be noted.

Flag of Palestine Pictures

However, their author themselves are representatives of paramilitary groups themselves. He simply symbolizes the community of people and the struggle for a single common goal.

Total, what a recognized Palestinian flag? This is a 4-colored flag, originally created in 1916 and the rebel approved in 1939. Until the end of the 20th century, a number of countries were prohibited in a number of countries, but is now recognized as the UN, and even by Israel.

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