Bangla Hunt Desk: The Israeli-Palestinian war is now at the center of international politics. Israel has had to go through repeated battles since it first became a country in 1948. They have a long history of war, first with all the Arab countries and then with Palestine.
They are still embroiled in a dispute with the Palestinian militant group Hamas over Israeli shelling of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. After that, Hamas started firing rockets at Israel. Israel also answered the counter question. According to the Palestinians, Israel wants to colonize their country in an unprincipled manner. Israel, on the other hand, thinks the way militant groups like Hamas are carrying out repeated attacks is unethical. As many as 171 Palestinians, including 52 children, have already been killed in the conflict, while ten others, including two children, have been killed in Israel.
In this situation, the whole world is divided into two parts. Just as some have directly supported Israel, a number of countries have warned Israel against attacking Palestine. Let’s see who is supporting which country in this war that has been going on for the last few days. Who did India support, most importantly Israel or Palestine?
Which countries support Israel?
Earlier, at a White House news conference, US President Joe Biden said, “Israel has the right to respond when thousands of rockets are fired at their country. ”
Germany also stands by Israel. “Violence is never acceptable,” said Stephen Sebert, a spokesman for the German government. “Israel has the right to defend itself against such attacks and to respond in the interests of self-defense.”
In addition to the United States and Germany, about 23 countries have sided directly with Israel in this war. The list includes multiple big names, such as Albania, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine. Everyone has directly condemned the militant attack in Palestine and expressed their views in favor of Israel. On May 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the 25 countries that stood by him on his Twitter handle.
Which countries are in favor of Palestine?
According to Hamas, their war is against colonialism. And in this war, as always, they have sided with 57 Islamic major Arab countries. In the midst of the clashes, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) convened an emergency meeting on Sunday. The meeting was attended by Turkey, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Maldives, Mali, Oman, Libya, Malaysia and Pakistan.
“What is happening to the Palestinians today is a blow to Islamic countries,” he said.
On the other hand, Turkey also stands by Palestine. “Israel has not heeded the warning,” he said. Israel alone is responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. “
On the other hand, Pakistan has also expressed support to Palestine. “Pakistan has the unwavering support of the Palestinian people for their rights and their legitimate struggle,” according to a statement from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office.
Whose side is India in this war?
From the very beginning, India has expressed considerable concern about the war between Palestine and Israel. In several tweets, TS Tirumurthy, the Indian envoy to the United Nations, expressed concern over the bloody struggle. However, this is the first time that India has raised its views on the issue. “We have already expressed our deep concern over the violence in the Haram ul Sharif and Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as in the Sheikh Zahra and Silwan areas in East Jerusalem,” Tirumurthi said in a video statement from the debate. At the same time, we are concerned about the West Bank and Gaza.
The violence that began a week ago in East Jerusalem is now almost out of hand. The way rockets have been fired from Gaza is reprehensible and at the same time the way Israel has responded has killed many civilians, children and women. In this rocket attack, India also lost one of its expatriates who lived in Israel.… We strongly oppose every incident of violence and tension. At the moment, both countries need to move away from violence. ”
At the same time, on behalf of India, he said, “We believe that every effort should be made to create a favorable situation for the resumption of talks between Israel and Palestine.”
But he also said that India fully supports the fight for Palestinian justice. In that case, Tirumurthy said, India is always in favor of a two-state solution. In other words, even if it supports Palestine, India does not support any violence and India wants a solution to this long-standing problem through negotiations.