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Israel fired white phosphorus munitions in Gaza: Palestine

11:53 PM | 11 Oct, 2023
Israel fired white phosphorus munitions in Gaza: Palestine
Source: State of Palestine

Several white phosphorous bombs fired by Israel on Wednesday in the western port area of Gaza caused hundreds of suffocation cases, according to Palestinian authorities.

According to the reports, the attack resulted in hundreds of Palestinians suffocating, with some of them being taken to hospitals while others receiving on-site medical care.

According to the reports, youngsters and the elderly, particularly those who already had respiratory issues, tended to sustain the majority of the injuries.

According to an international news media outlet Anadolu ''white phosphorous had been spread over a significant area in western Gaza.''

The 1980 Geneva Convention expressly outlaws the use of white phosphorus bombs as incendiary weapons against both people and the environment, making them illegal on a global scale. 

Regarding these reports, there has been no response from the Israeli side.

Attack on Al-Karama

According to another news outlet Middle East Eye' Israeli jets and artillery fired almost 100 bombs into the Gaza's Al-Karama neighbourhood.

Israel has already cutoff supplies of food, water, and gasoline to the area under siege and is now preparing for a ground attack.

Since Saturday when Palestinian fighters launched a surprise attack, at least 1,055 Palestinians have been murdered by Israeli forces.

On the other hand, the number of Israelis killed in the surprise attacks by the Palestinian group Hamas has also crossed 1,000 while more than 2,200 Israelis are wounded. According to the Israeli media reports, 343 of these wounded people have major injuries and 22 of them are critical. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened that “what Hamas will experience will be difficult and terrible … We are going to change the Middle East.”

“This is only the beginning,” he said. “We will defeat them with force, enormous force.”

Earlier, Netanyahu warned Gaza civilians to get away from all Hamas sites, which he vowed to turn “to rubble”.

Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said Israel would impose a “complete siege” on the long blockaded enclave and stressed what this meant for its 2.3 million people: “No electricity, no food, no water, no gas — it’s all closed.”

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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