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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.