NEW DELHI: Mortal stays of a lady from Kerala, Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a rocket assault within the Israeli metropolis of Ashkelon, arrived in New Delhi on Saturday morning.
Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, together with Israeli Deputy envoy Rony Yedidia Clein, paid their final respect to the deceased.
“With a heavy heart, received the mortal remains of Ms. Soumya Santhosh in Delhi and paid my last respects. CDA of Israel Embassy @RonyYedidia also joined. I empathise with the pain and sufferings of the family of Ms. Soumya. More strength to them,” Muraleedharan tweeted.
On Friday, MoS Muraleedharan had stated that the mortal stays of Soumya will attain her native place on Saturday.
“The mortal remains of Ms Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in rocket attacks from Gaza, are being repatriated today from Israel to Kerala through Delhi. They will reach her native place tomorrow. I will personally be receiving the remains in Delhi. May her soul rest in peace,” Muraleedharan stated in a tweet.
The 30-year-old Indian lady, hailing from Idukki in Kerala, was amongst these killed in a rocket assault by a Palestinian Islamist group on Tuesday.
She was working as a caretaker to an aged lady at a home within the Ashkelon, which borders the Gaza strip.
According to her household, she was residing in Israel for the final seven years. Her husband and nine-year-old son keep in Kerala.
The ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine marks a dramatic escalation of tensions linked to the potential eviction of Palestinian households from East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers and entry to one of the sacred websites within the metropolis, which is a key hub for Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
With ramping up of rocket assaults and airstrikes from each side, issues have emerged that the battle is more likely to evolve right into a full-blown conflict.
Gaza’s well being ministry says no less than 122 Palestinians, together with 31 kids, have been killed and greater than 900 wounded within the enclave because the newest spherical of violence started.
At least seven folks in Israel have been killed within the rocket assaults launched by armed teams in Gaza, Al Jazeera reviews. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the Gaza offensive “as needed to restore calm in the state of Israel”