In an attempt to extend solidarity to a ‘just Palestinian cause’ India has advocated for the termination of violence while urging both Israel and Palestine to immediately de-escalate the current exchange of fire that has killed more than 150 people, including children in Gaza and at least 10 people in Israel so far.
Speaking at the Open Debate on the Middle East, India’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the U.N., T.S. Tirumurti told the Security Council on Sunday that India expresses strong condemnation of all acts of violence, urges immediate de-escalation of the ongoing violence and reiterates support to just Palestinian cause & commitment to a two-state solution.
Trimurti said, “Immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour, to arrest any further slide towards the brink. We urge both sides to show extreme restraint, desist from actions that exacerbate tensions, and refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the existing status quo, including in East Jerusalem and its neighbourhood.”
“The indiscriminate rocket firings from Gaza targeting the civilian population in Israel, which we condemn, and the retaliatory strikes into Gaza, have caused immense suffering and resulted in deaths”, he added.
He also expressed concern that India has lost one of its citizens, who was a caregiver in Ashkelon.
It has been also reported that during the last two closed meetings of the Security Council, India had voiced deep concern over violence on Haram Al-Sharif or Temple Mount (as they call it).
On one hand, India is extending support to the Palestinian cause and on the other hand, the right-wing troll army is extending support to the Israeli occupation. Innumerable tweets can be seen floating on Twitter with hashtags IsupportIsrael, where they were seen vouching for the violence that has been inflicted on Palestinians.
India’s stands for Palestinian has also received a lot of criticism by some Indians who consider the Israeli state as a friend.
Moreover, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu thanked several nations for their unwavering support to Israel and its occupation in Palestine and Al Aqsa, on Sunday.
His tweet carried the flags of 25 nations that did not include India. His tweet also sparked some Indians with anger who were expecting India’s flag in the supporters.