Last modified: 2005-03-05 by santiago dotor
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by António Martins | 2:3
The Hezballa is Lebanese and Islamic Shia'a. (...) The Shia'a has also another group in Lebanon which is called El-Amal, whose leader Nabia Beri is a minister in the Lebanese government.
Anonymous, 22 September 1998
I found in an old Time magazine (June 1985, with the cover article being about the TWA flight hijacked to Beirut) a picture of a masked man holding the flag of the Shi'ite Amal group.
Frank George Valoczy, 12 February 1999
This scan from Yediot Akhronot newspaper shows that the inner circle is not green as shown above but light blue. It may be not so clear in the scan but it is very clear on the original photo. Also, the diagonal stripes are on the fly not on the hoist and the logo is smaller than shown above.
Anonymous, 23-25 May 2000
Gaceta de Banderas, January 2002, contains images of Lebanese political parties, reported by Michel Lupant and drawn by Jorge Hurtado following his specifications. (...) Michel Lupant says,
Pendant ma visite en avril 2001 j'ai (...) traversé la vallée de la Bekaa dans l'est du Liban. Partout des drapeaux étaient attachés aux poteaux le long des routes, aux fenêtres, en guirnalde à traves les rues. Il s'agissait (...) aussi nombre de drapeaux noirs (la couleur des chiites) avec l'emblème d'Amal en blanc, parfois avec des inscriptions en arabe, ou bien des drapeaux noirs à inscriptions blanches.
Santiago Dotor, 22 May 2002
During my trip in April 2001 (...) I travelled across the Bekaa valley in Eastern Lebanon. (...) There were also several black flags, the Shiite colour with the emblem of Amal in white, sometimes with Arabic inscriptions, and black flags with white inscriptions.
Ivan Sache, 22 May 2002
by Jorge Hurtado and Michel Lupant, exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor
Gaceta de Banderas, January 2002, contains images of Lebanese political parties, reported by Michel Lupant and drawn by Jorge Hurtado following his specifications. (...) The flag of the Amal Party (Shi'ite) is similar to that in FotW, but the Arabic stylized lettering in the central emblem is "thicker", the black fly triangle is larger and the proportions are ca. 7:9. It is confirmed that the black-red stripes are on the top fly (not hoist). The light blue colour within the central emblem, which showed on a picture in an Israeli newspaper, is not confirmed. The emblem appears not to be mirrored, rather readable on both sides.
Santiago Dotor, 22 May 2002
Michel Lupant actually brought these flags home for his collection, and showed them to us at the October 2001 meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde. I took pictures of these flags. (...) In my opinion, the green in the above image is somewhat too dark.
Marcus Schmöger, 24 May 2002