India expresses concern over situation in Israel, Palestine
New Delhi: India on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the scenario in West Asia after over 50 Palestinians had been killed in violence within the wake of the US opening its embassy in Jerusalem.
“India is deeply involved with persevering with tensions on the border between Gaza Strip and Israel the place greater than 50 Palestinian nationals misplaced their lives and 1000’s injured on Could 14,” the Exterior Affairs Ministry stated in an announcement.
“We’re deeply saddened by the lack of lives.
“We urge all sides to keep away from escalation of the scenario in order to create a conducive ambiance to renew the peace course of,” the assertion stated.
The violence earlier this week coincided with the dedication ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
The switch of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem had already incensed Palestinians, who declare East Jerusalem because the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his nation’s army motion that killed and wounded Palestinians.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has known as for intensified protests.
The Latin American nation of Guatemala additionally inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the US opened its mission within the disputed metropolis.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Netanyahu minimize a blue-and-white ribbon because the official opening of the embassy.
The developments come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two separate visits to Israel and Palestine since final yr.
Modi visited Israel in July final yr in what was the first-ever prime ministerial go to from India to the West Asian nation.
He then went on a standalone go to to Palestine in February this yr in what was once more the first-ever go to by an Indian Prime Minister to that nation.
The go to got here after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s go to to India in January this yr.
India has constantly supported the Palestinian trigger at numerous worldwide fora.
New Delhi had voted within the UN Basic Meeting in December final yr towards US President Donald Trump’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem because the capital of Israel.