The Palestinian flag (Arabic: علم فلسطين) was originally designed by Sharif Hussein for the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1916. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Sayyid Hussein bin Ali, GCB (1854 &mdash June 4, 1931) ( حسین بن علی; Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī) was the Sharif The Arab Revolt (1916&ndash1918 ( الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabīya) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish In 1917, it was raised as the flag of the Arab National movement. Arab nationalism ( Arabic: القومية العربية is a Nationalist ideology which rose to prominence amongst Arabs from the early 20th century onwards On October 18, 1948, the all-Palestine Government readopted the flag in Gaza and the Arab League subsequently recognized it as the flag of the Palestinian people. The Arab League ( الجامعة العربية) officially called the League of Arab States ( جامعة الدول العربية It was again officially adopted as the flag of the Palestinian people by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964. The Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO) (منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية or Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyyah) is a political and paramilitary On November 15, 1988 the PLO adopted the flag as the flag of the State of Palestine. Proposals for a Palestinian state (دولة فلسطين refer to the proposed establishment of an independent state for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which is currently Today the flag is flown widely by Palestinians and their supporters. Palestinian people or Palestinians ( الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha`b al-filasTīni; الفلسطينيون, al-filasTīnīyyūn 
The flag is constituted of three equal horizontal stripes (black, white and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red isosceles right triangle issuing from the hoist. (See Pan-Arab colors. The Pan-Arab colors are Red, Black, White, and Green and have their origins in the flag of the Arab Revolt. ) The flag is almost identical to that of the Baath Party and very similar to the flags of Western Sahara, Sudan and Jordan; all of these draw their ultimate inspiration from the flag of the Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule (1916-1918), which had the same graphic form, but the colours were arranged differently than in the modern flags (white on the bottom rather than in the middle). The Arab Socialist Ba'th Party (also spelled Baath or Ba'ath; Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي was founded in Damascus Western Sahara ( علم الصحراء الغربية) is a territory of northwestern Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north Algeria in the The flag of Sudan ( علم السودان) was adopted on May 20, 1970, and consists of a red-white-black Tricolor with a green The national flag of Jordan ( علم الأردن) is based on the Flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I The Arab Revolt (1916&ndash1918 ( الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabīya) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish
The black, white and green bands of the Arab Revolt banner represents, according to King Hussein's website, the Arab Abbasid, Umayyad and Fatimid dynasties respectively, while the crimson triangle joining the bands represents the Hashemite dynasty. The Arab Revolt (1916&ndash1918 ( الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabīya) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing Hussein bin Talal King of Jordan (حسين بن طلال Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl) ( November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was Hashemite is the Latinate version of the Arabic: هاشمي ( Transliteration: Hāšimī and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim 
Another opinion claims the origin of the Arab Revolt flag to a group of Arab Activists at the Arab Intellectual Council in Istanbul, around 1909-1911, who created a banner for their council with the four colors and the following poem written within it:
Ask the high rising spears, of our aspirations
Bring witness the swords, did we lose hope
We are a band, honor halts our souls
Of beginning with harm, those who won’t harm us
White are our deeds, black are our battles,
Green are our fields, red are our swords. The Arab Revolt (1916&ndash1918 ( الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabīya) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other Names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey
(Safi al-Din al-Hili, poet)
Other opinions claim the following meanings to the colors
The Red triangle is supposed to encompass, or join, the three other color bands of the flag. Beside the reference to the above poem, Red is associated with the Hashemite, Ashrafs of the Hejaz, who led the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman rule. Hashemite is the Latinate version of the Arabic: هاشمي ( Transliteration: Hāšimī and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim al-Hejaz (also Hijaz, Hedjaz; الحجاز al-Ḥiǧāz, literally "the barrier" is a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia The Arab Revolt (1916&ndash1918 ( الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabīya) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Along the Islamic history the first red banners were of the Khwarij revolts against the Rashid and Umayyad rule. Kharijites (Arabic Khawārij خوارج literally "Those who Went Out" is a general term embracing various Muslims who while initially supporting the Rashid is an Arabic Given name that means "rightly guided" Red was also the colour of the Arab tribes who participated in the conquest of North Africa and Andalusia. North Africa or Northern Africa is the Northernmost Region of the African Continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Andalusia (Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain. It is the most populous and the second largest in terms of land area The colour red was also later adopted by the Islamic rulers of Andalusia (756–1355).
Since pre-Islamic times, the black flag has been a symbol of war. The Islamic prophet Muhammad used to have a black war banner called "Al-Uqab", along with the white flag. Muslims regard as Prophets of Islam ( Arabic: نبي) those non-divine humans chosen by Allah as Prophets IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ##### For all questions relating to the addition of (pbuh peace be upon him or other honorifics The use of the black banner might have continued throughout the Rashid Era of the four rulers (Khalifa) who ruled after the prophet’s death. Rashid is an Arabic Given name that means "rightly guided" The Abbasid Dynasty (750–1258) adopted black, in their successful efforts to overthrow the Umayyad, as a claim of them being the true heir to the rule of the Islamic State, and might have been to gain ground with those who used black to mourn the killing of Hussein bin Ali, Muhammad's grandson in the Battle of Karbala. Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ( ar حسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب) (third of Shaban 4 AH / 8th January 626 AD at Medina Karbala ( BGN: Al-Karbalā’; also spelled Karbala al-Muqaddasah) is a city in Iraq, located about southwest of Baghdad at
The Umayyad Dynasty (661–750) used white as their colour. The first flag of Muhammad was a white cloth. It might have been during the first battle at Badr. Today, white is the colour associated with monarchist movements.
Green was the colour of the Fatimid Dynasty, allegedly adopted in allegiance to Prophet Mohammad's cousin Ali, who allegedly once disguised himself in a green coverlet in order to evade an attempt on Muhammad’s life.
In 1967, the state of Israel banned the Palestinian flag. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. A ban (derived from Banishment) is generally any Decree that prohibits something A 1980 law forbidding artwork of "political significance" banned artwork composed of its four colors. The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily Visual in nature such as Painting, Photography Artist Vera Tamari alleged that Palestinians were arrested for creating such artwork. 
In Israeli public opinion there had been a prolonged debate on whether or not the ban applied to peace movement using the flags of Israel and Palestine combined, such as Gush Shalom. Gush Shalom ( Hebrew: גוש שלום "the Peace Bloc" is a peace activist group which sees itself as the hardcore of Israeli peace movement On some occasions activists wearing badges with such symbols were detained by police and prosecuted.
Since the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993, the ban has been relaxed, but is still occasionally enforced. Israeli-Palestinian conflict The Oslo Accords, officially called the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements or Declaration of Principles 
During the period of British rule, Palestine used a flag based on the British civil ensign - red with the Union Jack in the canton, and a white circle with the mandate's name emblazoned inside it. The Palestine Mandate, was a set of protocols or articles that formed a multilateral legal and administrative agreement The Red Ensign or " Red Duster " is a Flag that originated in the early 17th century as an Ensign flown by the Royal Navy. The Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Canton is a charge placed in the Upper dexter corner It is classed by some heraldic writers as one of the Honorable ordinaries; but strictly speaking This was somewhat unusual, given that nearly all other British territories in Africa and Asia had flags based on the Blue Ensign, while the red version was used primarily in Europe and North America. The Blue Ensign is a Flag, one of several British ensigns, used by certain organisations or territories associated with the United Kingdom. The ensign flag was primarily used by government administrators; the Palestinians themselves continued to identify with the original 1917 flag. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Its usage ended when the Mandate was disestablished in 1948. The Palestine Mandate, was a set of protocols or articles that formed a multilateral legal and administrative agreement Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.