Thousands of patients, infants, children and women are taking refuge at hospital amid Israeli invasion
GAZA CITY – Israeli forces have stormed leading medical facility in Gaza, Al-Shifa Hospital, as Tel Aviv dismissed global calls for a ceasefire amid a dire humanitarian situation in the territory.
The Jewish forces started a raid against Palestine group on Wednesday, in what is said to be a targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area of a medical complex.
Gaza health ministry spokesperson told international media that Israeli forces raided Shifa hospital complex, alarming about the worsening conditions in the facility.
Israeli forces issued a statement, saying the operation was based on intelligence and an operational necessity, forces are carrying out a precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa hospital
It announced causing no harm to the civilians, and those taking shelter, but the world witnessed the catastrophic scenes in the enclave.
Tel Aviv earlier claimed that the Palestine resistance group is running a command centre underneath Al Shifa hospital, and uses medical facility tunnels underneath to conceal military operations and to hold hostages. Gaza officials deny the claims.
Jewish forces advanced ground operations against Palestine in later October as second phase of a war, while deaths in Gaza surpassed the 11,000 mark.
Israeli forces advanced bombardment Gaza with the help of Western allies who supported Tel Aviv in so-called right to self-defence.
The skirmishes started on October 7 when Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood by firing thousands of rockets and infiltrations into Israel. Palestinian militia said the incursion was against the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increasing violence by Israel.
As death toll crosses 11,000, nearly half of them are children, while countless others trapped under rubble. Over 2 million people have been displaced, and unable to escape the territory.
Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.
On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043
A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|