Palestine Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Palestine flag
Color Palette
Red#CB1226203, 18, 380, 91, 81, 20
Black#0000000, 0, 00, 0, 0, 100
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Green#007A3D0, 122, 61100, 0, 50, 52

The flag of Palestine has three equal horizontal stripes. The top stripe is black, the middle stripe is white, and the bottom stripe is green. At the hoist side, there is a red triangle.

Meaning of the flag of Palestine

The Palestinian flag has the Pan-Arab colors that were used during the Arab Revolt in 1916. The colors represent the different Islamic dynasties that ruled the Arab world. The black represents the Abbasid dynasty that ruled during the 7th century.   The white color represents the Umayyad dynasty in the 8th century. The green is for the Fatimid Dynasty in the 10th century A.D. The red color represents the Hashemite Dynasty that led the Arab Revolt.  

History of the Flag of Palestine

Palestine did not have its flag. Rather, the Union Jack was raised over its territories. The flag of Palestine was designed by Sharif Hussein during the Arab Revolt of 1916. The flag of the Arab revolt was unofficially used after 1948 by many Palestinians to retain their national identity, especially after the establishment of Israel. In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization adopted the flag as an official flag for the movement and Palestine. When the PLO was considered a terrorist organization in 1988, Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian President, declared the State of Palestine and adopted the flag as its national symbol.