“Palestinians Have Been Denied Their Homeland”: S Jaishankar

He made the remarks during an interaction with the Indian community in Malaysia (File)

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In a strong statement on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that whatever the good or bad in the overall Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fundamental fact is that Palestinians have been denied their rights and a homeland. He said that.

He said what happened on October 7 was a “terrorist attack,” but in relation to Israel’s counterattack in Gaza, any response must take into account what is called international humanitarian law. He also admitted that.

Jaishankar, who is visiting Malaysia, interacted with the Indian community during the event.

“What a difference there is in pull and pressure. On the one hand, what happened on October 7th was terrorism. On the other hand, no one would tolerate the death of innocent civilians. ‘Countries may be justified in their own minds in their response, but you cannot justify it.’ That is…any response must take into account what is called international humanitarian law. That’s true,” Jaishankar said.

“Regardless of the merits of this issue, the underlying fact is that Palestinians are being denied their rights and their homeland,” he added.

Hamas launched a horrific terrorist attack in Israel on October 7, killing more than 1,200 people and taking more than 250 hostages, more than 100 of whom are still being held.

In response, Israel launched a strong counterattack targeting Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip. However, the operation also resulted in civilian casualties. According to the Gaza Ministry, more than 32,000 people, including women and children, were killed in Gaza.

Notably, Prime Minister Modi was one of the first world leaders to condemn the horrific October 7 terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas.

However, India also continues to play a key role behind the “two-state solution” to the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar is on an official visit to Malaysia and has since visited Singapore and the Philippines.

Earlier in the day, he called on Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and expressed his admiration for his vision for strengthening India-Malaysia relations. He also emphasized that this vision will serve as a catalyst for developing a more ambitious agenda to advance bilateral relations.

He also held a roundtable meeting with Malaysian CEOs to assess their growing interest in partnering with the Indian industry.

“A productive roundtable meeting with Malaysian CEOs. We are pleased to hear of the growing interest in partnering with Indian industry. We encouraged them to be part of India’s growth story. We discussed geopolitical developments that could provide opportunities for X.

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