Nylon 3’x5' Palestinian Flag
The four colors of the Palestinian flag are common to most Arab flags and are the colors of the Arab Revolt of the early 20th century. The colours are reputed to have been chosen by the Arab nationalist ‘Literary Club’ in Istanbul in 1909, based on the words of the 13th century Arab poet Safi a-Din al-Hili:
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.
(Safi al-Din al-Hili, poet).