Palestinian nurse shot dead in Israeli sniper shooting near Gaza fence

05:57 PM | 2 Jun, 2018
Palestinian nurse shot dead in Israeli sniper shooting near Gaza fence
JERUSALEM - In an act of utter cowardice and cruelty, an Israeli sniper shot in the chest and killed a Palestinian nurse, Razan Al-Najjar, on Friday setting a fresh example of brutality and barbarism.

The 21 year old Najjar was gunned down near Khan Yunis while she was in the process of delivering medical assistance to wounded protesters in the southern Gaza Strip.

Her death has brought the total death toll to 119 since the protests were launched on March 30.

What exacerbates the situation is the fact that it is a settled principle of international law that medical staff shall not be harmed in the event of armed conflict or civil unrest.

The fundamental principle regarding medical personnel is set in the Geneva Conventions, 1949, and guarantees a specially protected status to medical staff, meaning that they must be respected and protected at all times and in all circumstances - even during war.

Najjar delivering aid to the injured

Imperatively, it has been reported that Al-Najar was wearing her white nurse coat when she was targeted, ruling out the possibility of the incident, being an accident.

The Israeli forces have unleashed a fresh spasm of violence in the restive region and on a daily basis it is reported and broadcast that the Palestinians are subjected to violence.

However, Al-Najar’s assassination seems to indicate towards a new episode in the Gaza strip conflict where the international norms are being flouted, out of aggression and power struggle.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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