In the middle 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 government also called upon both sides to not do anything to change the status-quo on the ground.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti tweeted that in the UN security council meeting on Tuesday on the escalation in east Jerusalem, he said 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 said India called on both sides to avoid changing the status-quo on the ground. He added that the old city also houses Al Zawiyya Al Hindiyya — The Indian Hospice.
India also condemned rocket fire from Gaza, Tirumurti tweeted. A 30-year-old Indian woman in Israel, Soumya Santosh, was killed in a rocket attack by Palestinian militants from Gaza, as per officials.