Palestinian youths wave Palestinian flags and flags of the Fatah movement during a march in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,in the West Bank city of Ramallah. 18/10/2010
The Palestinian flag is based on the Flag of the Arab Revolt, and is used to represent the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian Authority.
The flag is constituted of three equal horizontal bands (black, white, and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red chevron issuing from the hoist. (See Pan-Arab colors.) The flag is almost identical to that of the Baath Party, and very similar to the flags of Jordan, and Western Sahara, all of which draw their inspiration from the Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule (1916–1918). The flag of the Arab Revolt had the same graphic form, but the colours were arranged differently (white on the bottom rather than in the middle).