Malayalee woman killed in Israeli-Palestinian conflict The deceased has been identified as Soumya Santosh, 32, wife of Santosh Joseph, a native of Idukki. She had been working as a caretaker for ten years. Santhosh’s sister in Israel, along with Soumya, reported the news of the death at home. Idukki MP Dean Kuriakose sent a letter to the Israeli Ambassador requesting immediate intervention in the matter.
The missile struck the residence while talking on the phone from his home in Gaza, Ashka, Israel. Soumya is the daughter of former Kanjikuzhi panchayat members Sati Shantha and Savitri. Soumya has been in Israel for seven years, most recently two years ago. The only son, Adon, is back home with his family.
The Israeli army has been conducting airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for several days. The attack killed 24 Palestinians, including 9 children, and injured 106 others. There are reports that the death toll could rise.
There are also airstrikes from Gaza to Israel. Meanwhile, clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police continue in East Jerusalem. In the last 24 hours, 704 Palestinians have been injured in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Police attacked the protesters with rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gases. Criticism of Israel in police action is already rising globally.
Sheikh Zarah of East Jerusalem is currently in the midst of an uprising against Jewish immigration from Israel and the expulsion of Palestinian families. Since Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem after the 1967 war, sheikh Zarah has been claiming Israeli settlement rights. Israel claims that Sheikh Zara was previously a Jewish-held territory. Currently, Palestinians are the majority in the region.