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Six-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed to death in Gaza war-related killing in US

06:02 PM | 16 Oct, 2023
Six-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed to death in Gaza war-related killing in US
Source: Social media

CHICAGO – Police in the United States have arrested a 71-year-old man for murdering six-year-old boy and seriously wounding his 32-year-old mother, who are Palestinian-American. 

Police said the Muslim family were targeted because of their faith and as a response to the war between Israel and Hamas.

“Detectives were able to determine that both victims in this brutal attack were targeted by the suspect due to them being Muslim and the on-going Middle Eastern conflict involving Hamas and the Israelis,” the Will County Sheriff’s Office in suburban Chicago said in a statement on Sunday.

It said the officers found both victims on Saturday morning at a home around 65km southwest of Chicago, adding that the minor was pronounced dead at the hospital as he was stabbed 26 times with a large military-style knife.

Police said the mother had more than a dozen stab wounds on her body. She is being treated at a hospital and she is expected to survive.

Meanwhile, CAIR National, American’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, has condemned the incident. 

“We are shocked and disturbed to learn that a landlord in Chicago expressing anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian views broke into a Muslim family's apartment and attacked them with a knife, injuring the mother and killing her 6-year-old son, Wadea Al-Fayoume,” it wrote on microblogging site X. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are shocked and disturbed to learn that a landlord in Chicago expressing anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian views broke into a Muslim family&#39;s apartment and attacked them with a knife, injuring the mother and killing her 6-year-old son, Wadea Al-Fayoume. <a href="https://twitter.com/cairchicago?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cairchicago</a> will hold a… <a href="https://t.co/N0ILuevq4n">pic.twitter.com/N0ILuevq4n</a></p>&mdash; CAIR National (@CAIRNational) <a href="https://twitter.com/CAIRNational/status/1713629072843030969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Islamophobic rhetoric and anti-Palestinian racism being spread by politicians, media outlets, and social media platforms must stop, it added. 

On the other hand, death toll of Palestinians in Gaza has surged to 2,400 as Israel continues to pound the region with air strikes. 

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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