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Lebanese Phalanx (Lebanon)

Kataeb, Phalanges Libanaises, flag reported as 'Lebanon Christians'

Last modified: 2005-03-05 by santiago dotor
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[Lebanese Phalanx or Kataeb (Lebanon)]
by Jorge Hurtado and Michel Lupant, exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor

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This is the party of the Jamail [Gemayel] family and has a rich history, so its flag may have changed during the ages. The Christians had two parties, the Jamail family one and the Chamoun family one (Ahrar).

Dov Gutterman, 11 May 1999

The Phalanx party is the same thing as Kataeb —which is Arabic for phalanx— or as they are most commonly called the Phalange.

John Kennedy, 6 August 2001


In the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart appears "30. Lebanon Christians". White field with a schematic cedar (one green triangle over two green trapezes over a brown trapeze). The schematic cedar is similar to those used by the Kataeb Phalangist Party. It looks rather like a party logo-flag.

Ivan Sache, 13 September 1999

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 Lebanese Phalanxes is like the Kataeb one. Proportions 8:11.

Santiago Dotor, 22 May 2002

There is no political party called 'Lebanon Christians'. The above flag (...) is actually the flag of the Phalange (Kataeb); the colour and shape is correct.

Jac Asmar, 27 July 2002

This flag is the Lebanese Kataeb one, according to the Kataeb Toronto website (image here) and the Kataeb Sweden website (images