Israeli troops, armoured vehicles push deeper inside Gaza amid dire humanitarian situation

World media says bombardment most intense as assault enters 'second stage'

09:18 AM | 31 Oct, 2023
Israeli troops, armoured vehicles push deeper inside Gaza amid dire humanitarian situation
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JERUSALEM – Israeli defense forces have continued bombardment in Gaza for the last three weeks and over 8,300 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed so far, in what is said to be a humanitarian catastrophe.

Air and ground strikes hit over 600 targets during last 24 hours, including anti-tank missile launching positions and hideouts.  In recent development, Israeli army pushed deeper into the northern Gaza Strip, with armoured tanks cutting an evacuation route to the south.

Last week, Tel Aviv began what its prime minister called the second stage of a war intended to destroy Hamas, with Jewish forces advancing their operations inside the enclave.

Palestinian health ministry said more than 8,300 people have been killed in the region in recent violence, whereas supplies of basic commodities like water, fuel, and medicines are not enough to cover the coming days.

Amid calls for ceasefire from across the globe, Israel has not stopped operations and announced that military operations would continue until victory.

Tel Aviv lately shared a video, showing its own soldiers operating within the Gaza Strip. The army chief spokesperson said they expanded operations, involving armour, infantry, and offensive actions within the enclave.

Israel pushed rhetoric of having two basic objectives of the war, including crushing Hamas and securing the return of the citizens who were taken hostage by Hamas.

It all 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.

Israel then retaliated by continuing bombardment of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip for weeks.

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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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