500 Mils 1939 Palestine Currency Board

500 Mils banknote 1939 Palestine Currency Board

bank notes from Palestine Five Hundred Mils
Palestine 20th April 1939 Five Hundred Mils
Palestine Currency Board 500 Mils, 20.4.1939. (1927-1945) P-6c.

Obverse: Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem
Reverse: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower)

Text: Palestine Currency Board – Currency Notes Are Legal Tender – For The Payment Of Any Amount – Five Hundred Mils – Jerusalem – 20th April, 1939. – Members Of The Palestine Currency Board – Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, London

Printer Thomas de la Rue, London

Pound System
1927-1945 Issue

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Rachel's Tomb (Hebrew: קבר רחל‎ translit. Kever Rakhel), also known since the 1990s as the Bilal bin Rabah mosque (Arabic: مسجد بلال بن رباح‎) to Muslims and UNESCO is the name given to a small religious building encased in concrete revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims. The tomb is located within a Muslim cemetery in a walled enclave biting into the outskirts of Bethlehem, 460 meters south of Jerusalem’s municipal boundary, in the West Bank. The burial place of the matriarch Rachel as mentioned in the Jewish and Christian Old Testament, and in Muslim literature is contested between this site and several others to the north. The earliest extra-biblical records describing this tomb as Rachel's burial place date to the first decades of the 4th century AD. The domed structure containing the tomb dates from the Muslim Ottoman period and when Sir Moses Montefiore renovated the site in 1841 after obtaining the key for the Jewish community, he added an antechamber which included a mihrab for Muslim prayer. According to the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, the tomb was to be part of the internationally administered zone of Jerusalem, but the area was occupied by Jordan, which prohibited Israelis from entering the area. Though not initially falling within Area C, the site has come under the control of the Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs. Rachel's tomb is the third holiest site in Judaism. Jews have made pilgrimage to the tomb since ancient times, and it has become one of the cornerstones of Jewish-Israeli identity.