India support UNHRC resolution to probe Israel’s offensive on Gaza

India voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to begin an investigation of Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

In the 47-member council, 29 countries which also included other BRICS member voted in support of the Palestinian-drafted resolution on “Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jersusalem” while 17 others abstained from voting.

The U.S. was the only country to vote against the resolution. European nations abstained.

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has resulted in a large number of civilian casualties and heavy damage to property. Over 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis have been killed in the conflict so far.

India has asked Israel and Palestine to exercise political will to agree to a ceasefire and to resume negotiations for a comprehensive resolution of the Palestinian issue.

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