boerenzakdoek Palestina,
1964-1979
black . white . darkgreen . red
60 x 60 cm
oil on canvas
©arttrust 2009

palestine

since when is discutable

The flag is based on the Flag of the Arab Revolt, currently used to represent the Palestinian people and the State of Palestine , and adopted by the Palestinian Authority.
The origins of the flag are the subject of dispute and mythology. Whatever the correct story, the flag was used by Sharif Hussein by 1917 at the latest and quickly became regarded as the flag of the Arab national movement.
RED: The Islamic rulers of Andalusia (756-1355) Their symbol was the red flag.
BLACK: The Prophet Mohammad (570-632) and Rashidun Caliphate.
WHITE: The Umayyad Dynasty (661-750)
GREEN: The Fatimid Dynasty (909-1171), North Africa

On October 18, 1948, the all-Palestine Government adopted the flag of the Arab Revolt in Gaza. A modified version was officially adopted as the flag of the Palestinian people by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964. On November 15, 1988 the PLO adopted the flag as the flag of the State of Palestine.

source: wikipedia
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