Coat of arms of Palestine

The coat of arms of Palestine may refer to the emblem used by the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority (PNA) or to the emblem used by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Coat of arms of the State of Palestine
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ArmigerState of Palestine
SupporterEagle of Saladin
Emblem of the Palestine Liberation Organization
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MottoPalestinian Liberation Organization (top) National Unity (bottom)[1]

Official descriptionEdit

The government of Palestine describes the coat of arms as follows:[2]

The Palestinian emblem is an eagle covered by the Palestinian flag, and it is similar to the emblems of Egypt and Iraq with a difference in the colors of the flags.

This emblem appeared at the beginning of the era of the Ayyubid state, which was founded by Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi in Egypt after the elimination of the Fatimid caliphate. It has become a symbol of the Ayyubid state since the era of Sultan Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, and represents Arab victories.

The eagle looks to the right with its head held high.

PNA and state emblemEdit

The emblem used by the Palestinian National Authority as well as the State of Palestine features the pan-Arab colors of the Palestinian flag on a shield carried by the Eagle of Saladin. Below it flies a scroll with the Arabic text "فلسطين‏", "Palestine".

An alternate version stating "السلطة الفلسطينية‏" or "The Palestinian Authority" was used by the Palestinian National Authority,[3] alongside the version stating "Palestine", but this was discontinued following the upgrade of the State of Palestine to a non-member state status in the United Nations on 29 November 2012 and the renaming of the Palestinian National Authority to "State of Palestine" by presidential decree in January 2013.[4]

PLO emblemEdit

The emblem of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shows the Palestinian flag above a map of "Palestine from the river to the sea", i.e. Palestine under the British Mandate (covering present-day Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip).


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Palestinian Liberation Org. Map Logo Excludes Israel". CBN News. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. ^ الشعار
  3. ^ "11-09-2012 - Palestinian Cabinet Meeting Statement (18)". Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  4. ^ [1] "Instructing government institutions on Sunday to phase out the 'Palestinian Authority' insignia, Mr Abbas's decision follows his successful bid last November to upgrade Palestinian status at the United Nations. Now everything from official stationary and stamps to insignia on Palestinian foreign missions will bear this new symbol of statehood."