Why St George is a Palestine hero
23 April 2014 Last updated at 09:18 BST
As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.
The red cross on a white background has been associated with Saint George since the time of the Crusades.
It is said that he once lived in al-Khadr near Bethlehem, on land owned by his mother's family.
Yolande Knell reports.