Israel claims to have killed key Hamas commander in Gaza

08:02 PM | 14 Oct, 2023
Israel claims to have killed key Hamas commander in Gaza
Source: A screengrab from Twitter video

JERUSALEM – Israel's military claimed on Saturday it had killed a senior Hamas commander who were behind the cross-border attack into Israel a week ago.

The military said it killed Merad Abu Merad, who was the head of the Hamas aerial system during an operation in Gaza city. 

Meanwhile, Israel forces have tightened its chokehold in besieged Gaza and directed Palestinians to evacuate the Gaza and continued with its relentless bombing, raising fears of another human catastrophe.

Latest data shared by Palestine’s authority said the casualties from Israeli air assault increased to 1,900

Over 600 children and 370 women were among the people killed in Israeli air raids. Number of injured raised to 7,696, including 2,000 children and 1,400 women. Over dozen healthcare people also lost their lives, and 27 others have been injured in the Israeli attacks, it added.

In a recent assault, Palestine’s Children's Hospital was hit by white phosphorus bombs by Israeli forces as the Jewish nation tightens its chokehold in Gaza, and there is another humanitarian crisis in the occupied territory.

Besides continuing airstrikes, Israeli soldiers have carried out local raids in Gaza, finding hostages and collecting. Jewish forces also gathered over 3lac reservists along the Gaza border for a potential full ground operation.

Furthermore, Tel Aviv directed more than a million people in Palestine to evacuate southward ahead of a ground operation. Tens of thousands of people in the enclave left their residences.

The skirmishes started last Saturday which later turned into war when Hamas started 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' against the Jewish state, an unprecedented attack including a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel via land, sea, and air.


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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