India supported a UN General Assembly resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from the occupied Golan Heights. This is the territory that the Jewish state captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. India was among 91 countries that on Tuesday voted in favor of the resolution declaring Israel’s occupation of the territory an obstacle to just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region. New Delhi’s vote for the resolution reaffirms its support for Arab interests in conflicts involving Israel, after perhaps not having for some time a resolution supported by Palestine.
It cited the failure of the resolution to condemn the genocide committed by Israel on Hamas on October 7 as the reason for the abstention. Members of the European Union, several other European countries, and Japan were among the countries that abstained. The US and its allies, Britain, Australia, Canada and Israel, and some Pacific islands voted against it. At the United Nations General Assembly meeting, India condemned the terrorism by Hamas and the massive civilian deaths in Israel’s retaliatory action, but did not directly name the two.
India supports the two-nation principle
Expressing support for a two-state solution and humanitarian aid to Palestine, India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj on Tuesday said, “The terrorist attack in Israel on October 7 is shocking. We clearly condemn it. No ‘y justification for terrorism and hostage-taking.’ ‘India maintains a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism.’ On the crisis created by Israel’s retaliatory action, Kamboj said, “We are gathering today at a time when the security situation in the Middle East is worsening due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has resulted in many civilian casualties, especially women and children. The life of .lost. This is a worrying humanitarian crisis.
“This is clearly unacceptable and we strongly condemn the killing of civilians,” Kamboj said. More than 1,200 people died in Israel in the attack by Hamas and about 240 people were taken hostage. More than 14,800 people have been killed in Israeli retaliation, mainly through aerial bombardment, according to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry. Kamboj welcomed the ceasefire in the Hamas-Israel conflict and the release of some hostages and called for the release of the rest. ‘The humanitarian freeze is a good step to ensure the timely and continuous delivery of humanitarian aid,’ he said. India has sent 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid, including 16.5 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies, to Gaza, he said.
India did not vote against Israel
We will tell you that recently there have been many speculations about India not voting for a resolution supported by Palestine at the United Nations. It is said that India has distanced itself from the Palestine issue. To clear up this misunderstanding, Kamboj reiterated his support for a two-state solution. Kamboj said, “India has always supported a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue through dialogue, leading to the establishment of a sovereign, independent and viable State of Palestine in peace, security and The Our long-term relationship with the Palestinian people is based on deep history and people-to-people relations and we continue to support the Palestinian people in their efforts to achieve statehood, peace and prosperity.