Israel Hamas War Updates
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New Delhi, [07/10/2023] – Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep shock and solidarity with Israel in the wake of a terrorist attack by Hamas, which claimed the lives of at least 22 people. In a tweet, PM Modi extended condolences and prayers, emphasizing that India stands united with Israel during this challenging time.
PM Modi’s Strong Message
“Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel (Israel Hamas War). Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. His message of support came shortly after rockets fired by Hamas triggered a full-scale conflict in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a televised address, declared the situation as war, not merely an operation or a round of hostilities. He pledged a resolute response, stating, “The enemy will pay an unprecedented price,” and promising that Israel would retaliate with force.
India’s Concern for Its Nationals
As tensions escalated in the region, India’s Ministry of External Affairs issued an alert to Indian citizens in Israel. The advisory urged Indian nationals to exercise vigilance, follow safety protocols advised by local authorities, and stay close to safety shelters. It emphasized the need for caution and avoiding unnecessary movement amid the ongoing situation.
“In view of the current situation in Israel Hamas War, all Indian nationals in Israel are requested to remain vigilant, observe safety protocols as advised by local authorities. Please exercise caution, avoid unnecessary movement and stay close to safety shelters. For additional information, please see the Israeli Home Front Command website or their preparedness brochure,” the ministry stated.
Unprecedented Escalation in Conflict
Hamas terrorists initiated a comprehensive attack on Israel, employing air, sea, and land infiltration from the blockaded Gaza Strip. This marked an unprecedented escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and resulted in the tragic loss of 22 lives.
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu declared the situation as a state of war and announced a significant mobilization of army reserves. Hamas, in response, released a video depicting its fighters capturing three individuals dressed in civilian clothing, labeling them as “enemy soldiers.”
“We decided to put an end to all the crimes of the occupation (Israel). Their time for rampaging without being held accountable is over,” declared the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing. Within the first 20 minutes of their operation, Hamas fired over 5,000 rockets.
Appreciation for International Support
The Israel Embassy in India expressed gratitude for the support of the Indian people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi against terrorism. Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon stated, “Thank you to the Indian people and to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your very strong moral support to Israel. We will prevail.”
As tensions continue to escalate in the region, the world watches closely, hoping for a de-escalation and a swift resolution to the crisis that has once again gripped the Middle East.
The situation remains fluid, and international diplomacy plays a crucial role in diffusing the crisis and fostering lasting peace in the region. The impact of this conflict reaches far beyond borders, emphasizing the need for unity and cooperation on a global scale. 🤝🌍🕊️