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Israel-Palestine conflict: Urge both sides to show restraint, Says India

India's representative TS Tirumurti at a UNSC (The United Nations Security Council) meeting on Sunday said that "We urge both sides to show extreme restraint, desist from actions that exacerbate tensions and refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the status quo."

"Indiscriminate firings from Gaza targeting civilian population in Israel" and the "retaliatory strikes into Gaza have caused immense suffering", he said. 

The UN Security Council held an open meeting on the situation in the Middle East on Sunday, during which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres termed the tensions as the "most serious escalation" in Gaza and Israel in years.