Amidst the war between Hamas and Israel, India clarified its stand on Palestine, what did the Ministry of External Affairs say?

India on Israel-Hamas war: A fierce war continues between Israel and Hamas. Meanwhile, India has described the Hamas attack as a terrorist incident. Regarding Palestine, it has also been said in clear words that India has long believed in its support for the establishment of a sovereign and independent state of Palestine. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday (October 12) that this has been India’s policy on the Israel-Palestine issue.

According to news agency PTI, Bagchi reiterated his stance in favor of a two-nation solution to the Palestine issue, saying, “Our policy in this regard has been long-term and consistent… India has always maintained a secure relationship with Israel.” And advocated the resumption of direct negotiations for the establishment of a sovereign, independent and viable Palestine within recognized borders. Along with this, he has advocated peaceful relations with Israel. This stance remains in place.

On Israel-Hamas war, the Ministry of External Affairs said that following international humanitarian law is a universal responsibility and similarly fighting the threat of terrorism is also a global responsibility. So far, about 2,600 people from both sides have been killed in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

PM Modi had talked to Netanyahu
Earlier, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the people of India stand strongly with his country in this difficult time. During this, PM Modi strongly condemned all types of terrorism. Not only this, the Prime Minister tweeted that Netanyahu called him and informed him about the situation in Israel.

What did Bagchi say about Hamas?
Regarding this, Bagchi said, “I think the Prime Minister’s comments stand in themselves and do not require any explanation.” When asked how India views Hamas, he said that declaring it as a terrorist organization is a legal matter under Indian laws.

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