Hamas arrests Israeli 'spy dolphin’ equipped with devices

11:29 AM | 20 Aug, 2015
Hamas arrests Israeli 'spy dolphin’ equipped with devices
MOSCOW (Web Desk) - Hamas has captured an Israeli “spy dolphin” near the coast of the Gaza Strip, RT reported.

The “spy” was equipped with recording devices and even an arrow-firing weapon.
The mammal was captured several weeks ago by Al-Qassam “frogmen” commandos, Israel’s Army Radio reported Wednesday quoting the Palestinian Islamist organization. The dolphin is said to have been equipped with “spying accessories” including cameras.

The dolphin was dispatched by Israel to collect video intelligence of the commandos unit's training, sources in the West Bank also told Ynet News.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Soviet Navy used dolphins and seals to patrol the area, rescue lost naval swimmers or locate underwater mines. Some of the animals were even capable to seek and destroy missions against enemy submarines, using kamikaze methods.

Hamas spotted the dolphin due to its "suspicious movements," Nedae Al-Watan said. The Palestinian news outlet maintains that the mammal was also equipped with a device that could fire arrows, potentially injuring or killing humans.

The Times of Israel remarks that while the country’s Navy maintains a fleet of Dolphin class submarines, the Army Radio’s report made it clear that Hamas was talking about a mammal, not a boat.

The official website of Hamas, however, does not provide any information about the incident.

Israel has been repeatedly accused of using animals for military purposes. Thus, Turkey claimed twice that birds tagged with Israeli university tracking devices were used for espionage. In 2012, Sudan brought forth a similar accusation.

In 2010, the governor of South Sinai, Egypt, alleged that sharks that attacked tourists in Egyptian resorts might have been trained by the Mossad.

Using dolphins for military purposes is not something unprecedented. The USSR launched combat training of sea mammals at the Crimean peninsula in the 1960s. The program was restarted in 2012 by the Ukrainian army and the dolphins were transferred to Russian control after Crimea joined Russia in 2014.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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