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There should be a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday reiterated the call for a two-state solution to resolve the current Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that efforts are on to find a permanent solution to this issue.

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Jaishankar, however, refused to tell about these efforts. He said that he cannot speak about it publicly. He said, “But we (India) very much support the efforts of some countries who are working right now to find a way out of the current situation.”

Jaishankar, who is on a three-day visit to Singapore, was asked after a lecture session on his book ‘Why India Matters’ at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) about his views on the situation in Israel and Palestine. Opinion and what could be the solution.

Jaishankar said that India’s position is very clear in this regard that what happened on October 7 (last year) was “terrorism”. On October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip attacked Israel through land, sea and air routes, killing at least 1,200 Israeli civilians and taking 230 others hostage.

After this attack, Israel retaliated on Gaza Strip. According to the health ministry in Gaza, about 32,000 Palestinians were killed, including two-thirds of them women and children.

Asked about Israel’s response, Jaishankar said India was of the view that “(in case of any response) civilian casualties have to be kept in mind; There is a need to follow international humanitarian law.

He said, “We are in a situation today where we need to find a way to deliver humanitarian aid to civilians on a permanent basis.” Jaishankar said, “Our position is very clear that we have to find a two-state solution. ”

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