Gaza City Palestinian National Authority



Keywords: Gaza City Palestinian National Authority
Description: Official Name . السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية [ As-Sulta

Official Name. السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية [As-Sulta Al-Wataniyya Al-Filastīniyya ], Palestinian National Authority

The Palestinian flag represents all Palestinian Arab aspirations regardless of party. It belongs to the Arab Revolt grouping of Arab flags and is a deliberate copy of the Jordanian flag (minus the star), which presumably represents the historical link to 1920-23 when Palestine and Transjordan were one territory. I think the flag was adopted in 1964 at the creation of the PNC and PLO, possibly a little later. It was definitely in use by 1974 when the Arab League declared the PLO the sole representative of all Palestinians and the UN granted the PLO observer status. There was no single Palestinian authority prior to 1964 that could have created a flag.

There are basically three of our flags. The Common Flag is flown on a daily basis in representative offices such as ours, and is a triband (from top to bottom: black, white, green) with red triangle pointing to the middle of the white band. The other two are the Official and the Presidential flags. (. ) In reference to the colour, this remains uncertain as there are no real specific colours. The green for instance could vary from turquoise to forest green.Al Bitar (Palestinian Embassy at Bucharest), 15 Feb 1999

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12 ]) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be.

For Palestine: PMS 032 red, 355 green and black. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise.

The pre-2006 flag had the triangle prescribed to reach fly-wise 1/2 of its width (base), i.e. 1/4 of the flag length. The 2006 legislation changed the flag description so that the triangle is reaching 1/3 of the flag length. The construction sheet differs in that the dimension indicated by 3 is replaced with 4 (and then everything should be halved :)

The online edition of the New York Times has a collection of photos from President Arafat's burial in Ramallah. (. ) It appears that vertically positioned PS flags are – at least in this case – positioned so that the black stripe is on the right, as seen by a viewer. (This seems to make sense in a culture reading from right to left.)




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