Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 February 2017
News updated at 12:52 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35°C
Min : 19.2°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

India concerned over Gaza violence

New Delhi, Nov 18, 2012, DHNS:
India on Sunday expressed concern over “steep escalation of violence” between Israel and Palestine in and around Gaza and urged both sides to exercise maximum restraint.

“We urge both sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid taking any action that may further exacerbate the situation,” said Syed Akbaruddin, Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Israel on Sunday continued to bomb Gaza Strip from air and sea, indicating that it was also preparing for a ground invasion. Palestinians too fired rockets targeting Israel’s commercial capital Tel Aviv.

Noting that escalating violence threatens peace and security in West Asia, New Delhi said the situation has to de-escalate urgently as the region was already under turmoil.

India holds the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of November and on Wednesday had an emergency meeting to send a strong message to both Israel and Palestine to de-escalate the situation and to stop violence immediately.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523