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13 Jewish settlers detained for smuggling goats into Al-Aqsa compound for religious ritual

09:45 PM | 23 Apr, 2024
13 Jewish settlers detained for smuggling goats into Al-Aqsa compound for religious ritual
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Numerous Jewish settlers, escorted by Israeli police, forcibly entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on Monday.

Simultaneously, heavily armed soldiers tightened security measures at the gates leading to the Old City, in anticipation of extremist calls for sacrificial rituals during the Jewish Passover.

Reportedly, approximately 172 settlers accessed the mosque through the Mughariba Gate, engaging in Talmudic rites on the premises.

Groups associated with the Temple Movement urged followers to stage large-scale incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the eve of the Jewish Passover, aiming to perform the sacrificial ritual on the twenty-third of the month.

Over recent years, these groups have increasingly conducted religious practices within the compound, including the sounding of the trumpet, presenting plant offerings, and conducting prayers, with the sacrifice considered the pinnacle of these activities aimed at establishing the "Temple Mount" on the mosque's site.

This year, the "Returning to the Temple Mount" group offered financial incentives, with rewards of up to 50,000 shekels for successful implementation of the slaughter within the Al-Aqsa compound.

Israeli authorities detained 13 settlers attempting to smuggle goats into the compound, including one hidden in a baby carriage and another concealed in a shopping bag.

Israeli police stressed the importance of not supporting extremist elements attempting to violate law and order.

Although the Returning to the Temple Mount group submits an annual request for the ritual, authorities consistently deny it due to concerns about altering the religious site's status quo and provoking regional tensions.

Similar incidents occurred last year before Passover, leading to clashes between Jewish settlers and Muslim worshippers at the holy site.

Israeli politician Yitzhak Pindrus recently encouraged Jews to perform the sacrifice and consume it within the Old City on the same night.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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