India expresses deep concern over situation in Israel, Palestine

Last Updated: May 17 2018 18:43

On Wednesday, India expressed concern over the situation in West Asia after over 50 Palestinians were killed in violence in the wake of the United States opening its embassy in Jerusalem.

"India is deeply concerned with continuing tensions on the border between Gaza Strip and Israel where more than 50 Palestinian nationals lost their lives and thousands injured on May 14," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

"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 statement said.