During a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine has released 12 more prisoners. In return, Israel has released 30 Palestinian prisoners. Meanwhile, India has welcomed the ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

India at UNGA: The conflict between Israel and Hamas has extended by two more days after a four-day ceasefire. India has welcomed the decision for a ceasefire amidst the war. During a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, India confirmed its longstanding relations with the Palestinian people on the occasion of International Solidarity Day. It is noteworthy that nearly 15,000 people have lost their lives in the war so far. However, both sides have declared a ceasefire in the last five days. During this period, Palestine has released 12 more prisoners, and in exchange, Israel has released 30 Palestinian prisoners.

Concern for the humanitarian crisis: India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, stated that November 29 is International Solidarity Day. On this occasion, India reaffirms its long-term relations with the Palestinian people. We support the long-term relations with the Palestinian people. The situation in the Middle East is tense due to the Israel-Hamas war, causing significant harm to civilian life. Women, children, and others are suffering in the crisis, which is unacceptable. We strongly condemn the loss of civilian lives. We welcome all decisions that could reduce tension in the region.

PM Modi’s efforts for peace in Gaza: Kamboj Kamboj further said that during the war, both parties respected the ceasefire. The announcement of a ceasefire is commendable for reducing the humanitarian crisis. India condemns actions to make civilians hostages during acts of terrorism. There are possibilities for the release of prisoners and their families. The release of prisoners brings relief. However, Kamboj also called for the unconditional release of the remaining prisoners.

She stated that India is firm against terrorism. As soon as the war started, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar made every effort to establish peace. PM Modi and Jaishankar made numerous efforts for diplomacy and dialogue. Our leaders have always expressed concern about the humanitarian crisis.

Mention of India’s assistance Kamboj mentioned in the assembly that India not only expressed concern but also sent relief material to Gaza. India sent 70 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza. This includes 16.5 tons of medicines and medical facilities. She further stated that India has always supported a two-state solution through dialogue on the Israel-Palestine issue. India wishes for a secure, sovereign, and independent Palestine.

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