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Lebanese Forces (Lebanon)

Quwwat al-Lubnaniya

Last modified: 2006-01-07 by santiago dotor
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[Lebanese Forces (Lebanon)]
image by Santiago Dotor, 3 January 2006

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There is another important Lebanese party called the Lebanese Forces ( The flag of this party is white with the a green cedar at the center —same cedar as in the national flag— and a red circle around it. Under the cedar, the words "Lebanese Party" in Arabic. Source: Lebanese Forces website.

Jac Asmar, 27 July 2002

Some interesting photos at the Lebanese Forces website: one, two, three and four. Seems that the cross is an alternate symbol.

Dov Gutterman, 3 January 2006

Flag with pointed, voided cross

[Flag with pointed, voided cross (Lebanese Forces, Lebanon)]
image by Santiago Dotor, 3 January 2006

Yesterday on SBS news, they showed a rally of South Lebanese Christians. All were waving a flag that I have included. I am not sure about the exact dimension of the flag but it was probably 2:3 or 1:2. The commentator did not say if it was a political one or an ethnic one. Some were also waving a variant which was vertical with the cross pointing downward and a longer height, probably 4:1.

Marc Pasquin, 21 September 2000

From the Lebanese Forces website:

The Meaning of the Lebanese Forces Cross

Inspired from the eastern crosses and symbolizes 3 things:

  1. The Cross of our savior Jesus Christ: In red, the sign of martyrdom and glory.
  2. The bearing cross of the Lebanese Christians: The sign of their suffering throughout history.
  3. The Diagonal cut at the base of the cross: It symbolizes the strength of the Lebanese Christians' will and their determination to keep the cross planted in this region of the world.
Date of its release: This cross has been launched by the Department of Faith in the Lebanese Forces on "Resistant Prayer day" in the Church on St Charbel, Annaya, Lebanon on April 19, 1984.
Using the cross image in that page I have made an image of the flag reported by Marc Pasquin, supposing the cross is as high as 3:4 of the flag's hoist.

Santiago Dotor, 3 January 2006