Source of image: PHT design
Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK
On 29 November 2012, the General Assembly of the United Nations accorded Palestine non-Member Observer State status by an overwhelming majority — 138 in favour to 9 against (Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Panama, Palau, United States), with 41 abstentions.
The meaning of the Pan-Arab colours of the Palestinian flag come from the poem ‘al-Fakhr Hillis’ (Boast) by Safi Al-Din Al-Hilli (1278-1349). Safi was a famous 13th century poet born in Hillah, in modern day Iraq.
“Red are our swords, Green are our fields, Black are our battles, White are our deeds”
Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)