American Muslims for Palestine is doubling down on their assertion that the coins of the British mandate reflect their ancestral heritage
(Pssst. The Hebrew letters stand for Eretz Yisrael- the land of Israel)
From the 1925 New York Times,writing about the new coins
By a recent decision of the British government, Palestine is to have its own coinage, the names of the units sheckels, dinars and prutahs being those used in an ancient monetary system closely connected with Jewish history
Two years after, in 1927, the New York Times announced the news coins with a headline "Hebrew Coins Circulate again"
The British colonial powers' homage to an ancient Israelite civilization is an odd thing for the American Muslims in Palestine to embrace under the theme of "Reclaiming Our Narrative". Perhaps "Borrowing a Narrative" or "Inventing a Narrative" might be closer to the truth.