Coat of arms of Palestine

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Coat of arms of the State of Palestine
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Escutcheon Per pale Sable and Vert, a pale Argent surmounted by a pile Gules
Supporter Eagle of Saladin
Motto فلسطين
Emblem of the Palestine Liberation Organization
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Motto Palestinian Liberation Organization (top) National Unity (bottom)[1]

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).

PNA and state emblem[edit]

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,[2] 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.[3]

PLO emblem[edit]

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).


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  1. ^ "Palestinian Liberation Org. Map Logo Excludes Israel". CBN News. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "11-09-2012 - Palestinian Cabinet Meeting Statement (18)". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ [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."