File picture of India’s everlasting consultant to the UN, ambassador TS Tirumurti
NEW DELHI: In the center of the worst Israel-Palestinian violence in years, India expressed deep concern at clashes in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and over eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighbourhoods. The authorities additionally referred to as upon each side to not do something to vary the status-quo on the bottom.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti tweeted that within the UN safety council assembly on Tuesday on the escalation in east Jerusalem, he mentioned India was “deeply concerned at clashes and violence in Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount” and “equally concerned about evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighbourhoods.”
He mentioned India referred to as on each side to keep away from altering the status-quo on the bottom. He added that the previous metropolis additionally homes Al Zawiyya Al Hindiyya — The Indian Hospice.
India additionally condemned rocket fireplace from Gaza, Tirumurti tweeted. A 30-year-old Indian lady in Israel, Soumya Santosh, was killed in a rocket assault by Palestinian militants from Gaza, as per officers. Junior minister (MEA) V Muraleedharan on Wednesday mentioned he had spoken to the lady’s members of the family and guaranteed them of all help. “We have condemned these attacks and the violence in Jerusalem, and urged restraint by both sides,” he mentioned.
India additionally urged restraint of all events and to stick to Security Council decision 2334, which reaffirms that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including east Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
The decision additionally “reiterates its demand that Israel completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard.” Tirumurti additionally pressured the necessity to instantly resume direct peace talks and dedication to a two-state resolution.