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March 14, 2012 10:14 am

PA Calls Judean Shekel ‘Palestinian Coin’

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A Judean Shekel that the Palestinian Authority daily publication called a "Palestinian coin." Photo: PMW.

The official Palestinian Authority daily publication described a Judean Shekel sold at a recent auction in New York as an “ancient Palestinian coin.”

Sold for $1.1 million, the coin—from 66 CE, the first year of the Jewish rebellion against Rome—contains the Hebrew words “Shekel of Israel [Year] 1″ on the front and “Jerusalem the holy” on the back, inscribed in ancient Hebrew lettering.

Yet, the PA daily said the coin is part of the “Palestinian cultural tradition,” Palestinian Media Watch reported.

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  • deadpool

    Palestinian coins have always had Hebrew on them just look at Palestinian coins, all of them have Hebrew on them.

  • Edward H

    Because the clearly Hebrew lettering is a distinct trait of the Palestinian people…Give me a break!