Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 7, 2023
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he was “deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel” hours after the Palestinian armed group Hamas launched a massive attack in southern Israel, marking one of the most significant escalations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in decades.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour,” read the rest of the Indian prime minister’s post, which he shared on X (formerly Twitter).
On Sunday, Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, told the media that his country was overwhelmed by support extended by the Indian government and ordinary citizens.
“The support started by Prime Minister Modi, who tweeted a very supportive tweet. But I was approached by ministers, by business people, by civil servants, and by ordinary Indians. Just people wrote to us, and you see the social media. We are really, really bombarded with love and support. [It is] amazing. It is not something we take for granted,” he said.