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Hamas chief's sons, grandchildren among 112 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack on Eid

10:10 PM | 10 Apr, 2024
Hamas chief's sons, grandchildren among 112 Palestinians killed in Israeli attack on Eid

On the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Gaza was enveloped in sorrow as Israel launched a devastating attack, claiming the lives of prominent Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's three sons and three grandsons. The merciless assault targeted the heart of Gaza, leaving behind a trail of devastation and anguish.

Reports from Arab media sources revealed that Israeli warplanes mercilessly bombed the Shati refugee camp in northwest Gaza, aiming directly at the residence of Ismail Haniyeh. The airstrikes resulted in the tragic loss of life, with Ismail Haniyeh's sons Hazem, Amer, and Mohammad, along with his grandsons, falling victim to the violence.

In a heart-wrenching interview with Al Jazeera, Ismail Haniyeh confirmed the devastating news, expressing his grief and resolve in the face of immense tragedy. He recounted the sacrifices made by his family and the people of Gaza, emphasizing that their blood was no more precious than that of their fellow Palestinians who had laid down their lives for the liberation of their homeland.

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has extended condolences to Ismail Haniyeh for the deaths of six family members in the Israeli air raid. Mohammed Abdulsalam, the group's spokesman, emphasized the resilience of the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli aggression.

A circulating video, verified by Al Jazeera, depicts the moment Ismail Haniyeh received the news of the tragic loss of his children and grandchildren. Haniyeh, who was visiting wounded Palestinians in a hospital in Doha, Qatar, appeared to offer prayers for their departed souls, reaffirming his commitment to the Palestinian cause.

In response to the attack, Ismail Haniyeh condemned Israel's actions as evidence of its failure on the ground. He reiterated Hamas's unwavering stance in ongoing ceasefire talks, emphasizing that the loss of his family members would not alter the group's demands for a permanent ceasefire and the return of displaced Palestinians to their homes.

"The blood of my children is not more valuable than the blood of the children of the Palestinian people," Haniyeh declared defiantly. "All the martyrs of Palestine are my children."

The international community has condemned Israel's indiscriminate violence against civilians, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a return to dialogue for a peaceful resolution to the longstanding conflict. However, as the death toll rises and families mourn their loved ones, the urgency for decisive action and accountability grows ever more pressing.

As the world witnesses yet another tragic chapter unfold in the ongoing saga of Gaza, the resilience of its people stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of hope in the face of adversity. As they mourn their fallen heroes and continue to endure the horrors of war, the people of Gaza cling to the promise of a brighter tomorrow, where peace and justice prevail over violence and oppression.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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