From the very early years of statehood, Israel’s security agencies considered flags and displaying or not displaying them to be an issue of great import. Attitudes towards the Israeli and the Palestinian flags among the Palestinian public and its leadership were closely monitored inside Israel at first, and after 1967, in the occupied territories as well. Over there, Israel made sure to put into law that “no flags or national symbols may be displayed or affixed, except with permission from the military commander.”

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Report of Shin Bet coordinator to the Gaza police,
November 14, 1968

Response of the Gaza Police Station,
November 24, 1968

Report of Petah Tikva and Sharon District of the Israel Police,
May 19, 1962

Incident Report No. 149/74,
November 10, 1974