A senior leader of India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday hit out at the international community, calling the 10,000 death toll from Israeli strikes on Gaza a “deplorable and shameful milestone”.
“…over 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza, almost half of them children. A child is killed every ten minutes according to the WHO and “now the tiny babies had to be removed from their incubators for lack of oxygen and die,” Priyanka Gandhi, the party’s general secretary, wrote on X.
What a sad and shameful milestone… over 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza, almost half of them children. A child is killed every ten minutes according to the WHO and now the tiny babies had to be removed from their incubators due to lack of oxygen and left…
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 13, 2023
Hitting out at governments, he said: “Still, no shock to the consciences of those who support this genocide, no ceasefire… just more bombs, more violence, more killing and more suffering.”
“Shame on the governments that support this disaster. When will it be enough?’ she wrote
Israel has been carrying out relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip — including on hospitals, residences and houses of worship — since the Palestinian group Hamas launched a cross-border attack on October 7.
Since then, the death toll in ongoing Israeli attacks has topped 11,100, including more than 8,000 women and children, as the war entered its 38th day on Monday.
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The Israeli death toll is nearly 1,200, according to official figures.
Many world leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have criticized the international community’s silence on Israel’s war on Gaza.
Despite traditionally supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the October 7 attack by Hamas that started the new conflict a series of “terrorist attacks.”
Days later, after speaking to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Modi said he reiterated India’s “original position” on the issue. India on October 22 said it had sent humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine.
During a top-level ministerial dialogue in the Indian capital New Delhi last week, India and the US extended “support for humanitarian pauses” in the besieged Gaza Strip.
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