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India deeply concerned with tension on Gaza border: MEA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said it was deeply concerned with tensions on the boundary fence between the strip and where more than 50 Palestinians have lost their lives, and urged all sides to avoid escalation of the situation.

Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the border on Monday against the opening in in the conflict's bloodiest day in years.

Demonstrations have been taking place at the border fence for the past seven weeks, as part of a protest branded the 'Great March of Return'.

"is deeply concerned with continuing tensions on the border between strip and where more than 50 Palestinian nationals lost their lives and thousands injured on 14th of May. We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives.

"We urge all sides to avoid escalation of the situation so as to create a conducive atmosphere to resume the peace process," the said in a statement.

had visited Palestine in February. He had assured Palestine that was committed to the Palestinian people's interests and hoped for return of peace in this region.

"We know that it is not easy, but we should keep striving because a lot is at stake," Modi had said in a joint press conference with Abbas.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:10 IST
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