Mortal Remains of a Kerala Woman Killed in Israel Arrives in India | India News
NEW DELHI: Mortal remains of a woman from Kerala, Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, he arrived in New Delhi on Saturday morning.
The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Foreign Affairs, V Muraleedharan, together with Israel’s deputy envoy, Rony Yedidia Clein, paid their last respects to the deceased.
“With great regret, I received the mortal remains of Ms. Soumya Santhosh in Delhi and paid my last respects. CDA de Israel Embassy @RonyYedidia also joined. I empathize with the pain and suffering of Ms. Soumya’s family. More strength for them, “Muraleedharan tweeted.
On Friday, MoS Muraleedharan had said that Soumya’s mortal remains will arrive at his birthplace on Saturday.
“The mortal remains of Ms. Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in rocket attacks from Loop, are being repatriated today from Israel to Kerala via Delhi. They will arrive at their hometown tomorrow. I will personally receive the remains in Delhi. May his soul rest in peace, “Muraleedharan said in a tweet.
The 30-year-old Indian woman, a native of Idukki in Kerala, was one of those killed in a rocket attack by a Palestinian Islamist group on Tuesday.
She worked as a caregiver for an elderly woman in a home in Ashkelon, which borders the Gaza Strip.
According to her family, she lived in Israel for the past seven years. Her husband and their nine-year-old son remain in Kerala.
The ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine marks a dramatic escalation of tensions related to the possible eviction of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers and access to one of the city’s holiest sites, which is a key center for Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
With the rise in rocket attacks and airstrikes from both sides, concerns have been raised that the conflict is likely to escalate into a full-blown war.
Gaza’s Health Ministry says at least 122 Palestinians, including 31 children, have been killed and more than 900 injured in the enclave since the latest round of violence began.
At least seven people in Israel have been killed in rocket attacks launched by armed groups in Gaza, Al Jazeera reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the offensive in Gaza “is necessary to restore calm to the state of Israel.”