The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau expresses its shock and condemnation of the killing of 112 Palestinians and many more injured due to firing by Israeli troops in Gaza city.  This massacre was perpetrated on starving people who had collected to get food from aid trucks which had entered the area.  The genocidal attack on Gaza by Israel has led to more than 30,000 deaths of Palestinians so far.

It is highly regrettable that the government of India has not spoken out when such massacres occur.  The Modi government should stop following the stance adopted by the United States on the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

The government should urgently coordinate its efforts with countries of the Global South like South Africa, Brazil and the Arab countries to ensure an immediate and permanent ceasefire.