India opposed “indiscriminate rocket firing” by Hamas from Gaza at the UNSC, calls for ‘immediate de-escalation’ of Israel-Palestine hostilities.
India condemned “indiscriminate rocket firing by Hamas from Gaza”, at an emergency closed-door session of the United Nations Security Council while supporting the Palestinian cause and its commitment to the two-state solution.
India on Sunday called for immediate de-escalation of the situation between Israel and Palestine at a United Nations Security Council meeting. The statement came as violence continues in the region that began this month following weeks-long tension between the two sides.
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At the meeting, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti asked the two countries to immediately resume direct dialogue and said that New Delhi supports the two-state solution.
“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,” Mr Tirumurti said, adding that India had lost one of its citizens, a caregiver in Ashkelon
“We believe that every effort should be made to create conducive conditions for resumption of talks between Israel and Palestine,” Mr Tirumurti said.
Mr Tirumurti said India supported the efforts of the Quartet (U.N., U.S., EU and Russia) and others in the international community, and expressed India’s “strong” support to the “just Palestinian cause” and its “unwavering” support for the two-state solution.