Why has Arab-Israeli actor Maisa Abdel Hadi been arrested?

05:02 PM | 26 Oct, 2023
Why has Arab-Israeli actor Maisa Abdel Hadi been arrested?
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A prominent Palestinian actor, Maisa Abdel Hadi, has been detained on suspicion of "incitement to terrorism" due to a social media post related to Hamas's October 7 attack on Israel, as confirmed by both the police and her lawyer on Tuesday.

Hadi, who resides in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth and holds Israeli citizenship, was arrested on Monday and is currently in custody until Thursday, according to the police.

She is among several Palestinian Israelis who have been detained for their social media posts discussing the ongoing conflict.

Hadi's post allegedly featured an image of a bulldozer breaching the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel during the October 7 attack by Hamas, an incident in which Israel reported over 1,400 casualties. The Hamas government in Gaza claims that more than 5,000 people have been killed in Israel's retaliatory strikes on the coastal territory.

In her caption, she wrote, "Let's go Berlin-style," making a reference to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which separated East and West Germany.

Her attorney, Jaafar Farah, who is also the director of the human rights association Mousawat, stated that she is accused of supporting terrorism. Maisa Abdel Hadi, a 37-year-old actor, has appeared in various series, films, and plays.

This incident is part of a broader trend where members of Israel's Arab minority and Palestinians in East Jerusalem have faced consequences such as job terminations, college expulsions, and arrests for expressing solidarity with Gaza residents on social media since the recent escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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