New Delhi: India has insisted on strict adherence to humanitarian law in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The Gaza Health Department reported that 470 people were killed in an attack on a hospital in Gaza City, Palestine, yesterday. Hamas blamed the Israeli army for the hospital attack. Israel has categorically denied this and has said that the reason for this is the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization. Israel says a rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel missed and hit a hospital. Israel has shared audio and video evidence in this regard.
In this context, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bakshi, who met the media in Delhi today, was asked about the attack on the Gaza Hospital. Responding to that, Arindam Baksi said, “It is worrying that innocent people are being killed and injured in the Hamas-Israel conflict. India insists on strict adherence to international humanitarian law. We strongly condemn the heinous attack on Israel. The international community must stand together in fighting terrorism in all its forms. On the issue of Palestine, India reiterates its stand in favor of direct negotiations for a two-state solution.”
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had said on his X page, “Deeply shocked by the tragic loss of life at Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.” “Civilian casualties in the current conflict are a matter of grave and continuing concern. Those involved must be held accountable,” he said.
After the attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists in Gaza on the 7th, the bilateral conflict is increasing there. More than 1,400 have died on the Israeli side; More than 3,500 people were injured. Hamas is holding about 200 Israelis and foreigners hostage. Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza continues to rise due to Israel’s retaliatory attack. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that 3,478 people have died and more than 12,000 have been injured.