India at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Sunday, Condemned the violence in the Middle East and called for de-escalation and resumption of talks between Israel and Palestine. Ambassador to the UN, T S Tirumurti expressed India’s ‘deep concern’ over the violence in the holy city of Jerusalem.
“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, including women and children,” Ambassador Tirumurti told the UNSC meet on Sunday.
Tirumurti also mentioned the death of an Indian citizen – Soumya Santosh, resident of Kerala – who was killed in the rocket fire and mourned her demise along with all civilians that have lost their lives in the violent engagement. Pushing for the resumption of talks between Israel and Palestine, the Indian representative also urged both sides to refrain from attempts to ‘unilaterally change’ the existing status quo.