In congratulatory message, Palestinian PM urges PM Modi to help end Gaza conflict

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Palestinian PM: India, while condemning the Hamas attack, has also voiced concern over civilian casualties and the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, urging adherence to international law.

Palestinian Prime Minister Dr Mohammad Mustafa has extended his congratulations to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his recent election victory and highlighted that India has a “significant role” in resolving the ongoing Gaza conflict.

In his letter dated June 12, PM Mustafa expressed his gratitude for India’s consistent support of the Palestinian cause and India’s potential to resolve the ongoing situation.

“As a global leader and a nation that values human rights, and peace, India holds a significant role in bringing an end to the genocide in Gaza,” Mustafa wrote.

He highlighted the need for India to engage all diplomatic avenues to promote an immediate ceasefire and other support to help the people in Gaza.

He said, “it is imperative for India to utilise all diplomatic channels to call for an immediate ceasefire, increase humanitarian aid to Gaza to help alleviate the suffering, collaborate with the international community to ensure the protection and safety of Palestinian civilians and take a resolute stance against the atrocities being perpetrated.”

The recent phase in the longstanding Israel-Palestine conflict began with a terror attack by Hamas on October 7, resulting in several Israeli civilian casualties.

Israel’s subsequent extensive military operations in Gaza have led to thousands of Palestinian deaths, prompting international outcry over the humanitarian impact.

India, while condemning the Hamas attack, has also voiced concern over civilian casualties and the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, urging adherence to international law.

Terming the situation in Gaza as a “humanitarian catastrophe that demands immediate and decisive action,” Mustafa acknowledged India’s historical support for Palestinian rights and aspirations.

In his congratulatory message to PM Modi, Mustafa lauded the Indian leader’s electoral success, describing it as a “remarkable achievement” and a testament to Modi’s “leadership and unwavering dedication to the service of your nation and its advancement on the global stage.” PM Modi recently won his third consecutive term as Prime Minister, a first for an Indian leader since 1962.
 

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Sidhant Sibal

Sidhant Sibal is the principal diplomatic correspondent for WION. When he is not working, you will find him playing with his dog.

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