Vijayan urges Jaishankar to intervene, ensure safety of Indians in Israel
The ongoing Hamas–Israel armed conflict has caused extreme hardship to thousands of Indian nationals in Israel.
Expressing concern over the war between the Hamas militants and the Israeli defence forces, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday (October 9) urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to intervene and ensure the safety of Indian citizens in Israel.
While expressing concern over the plight of Indian nationals in Israel, Vijayan said that around 7,000 of them are from Kerala and the continuing hostilities were putting them to extreme hardship and their family members were in a state of extreme anxiety.
“I request your good self to intervene in every possible manner to ensure the safety of our citizens in Israel,” the chief minister said in his letter dated October 9.
The surprise weekend attack by Hamas on Israel has claimed nearly 1,600 lives.
A Kerala-based woman working as a caregiver in Israel was also seriously injured in the Hamas attack and is hospitalised.
(With agency inputs)