SFI members holding Pro-Palestine demonstration detained in Delhi

Students' Federation of India (SFI) members were detained while holding a demonstration in support of Palestine amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
SFI members holding Pro-Palestine demonstration detained in Delhi

New Delhi | Students' Federation of India (SFI) members were detained in the national capital while holding a pro-Palestine demonstration on Monday.

SFI members were detained at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road in the national capital when they were on their way to the Israel Embassy to hold a demonstration amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

There have been a number of public rallies in India both in support of Israel and Palestine since the war between Israel and Hamas began after the terror group's sudden attack in Israel on October 7.

Meanwhile, on October 19, Women in the Saidabad area of Hyderabad gathered at a Dargah ground to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine.

"We gathered at a Dargah ground to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine," another women supporter said.

Earlier on October 17, a group of people staged a public march in Ahmedabad in support of Israel in its ongoing war with Palestine-based militant group Hamas.

They held placards and banners saying, "We stand with Israel".

Approximately 2,500 individuals, including terrorists, breached the border and carried out violent actions in southern Israel, resulting in the deaths of about 1,400 people, the majority of whom were civilians. Additionally, they took at least 222 individuals hostage and transported them to Gaza, according to Times of Israel.

A third fleet of vehicles carrying essential aid made its way into Gaza through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, as reported by CNN.

Gaza, home to over 2 million civilians, faces the ongoing threat of severe dehydration and starvation due to Israel's persistent bombardment and complete blockade.

Over the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, a total of 34 trucks transported much-needed supplies, including food, water, medications, and medical equipment from Egypt to Gaza via the same crossing.

The convoy on Sunday underwent additional security inspections, as confirmed by a security official speaking to CNN.

Despite these efforts, human rights organisations have expressed concerns that insufficient aid has reached the Palestinian enclave.

UN experts declared Israel's actions in Gaza to be tantamount to crimes against humanity on Thursday. With Israel's border crossings closed to Gaza, the Rafah crossing connecting Egypt and Gaza remains the only viable route for delivering aid to the Palestinian enclave, CNN reported.

US President Joe Biden held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, with both leaders affirming the need to ensure the continued flow of humanitarian aid and relief materials into Gaza.

The White House shared a statement saying that President Biden called up Netanyahu to discuss developments in Gaza and in the surrounding region.

"The leaders affirmed that there will now be a continued flow of this critical assistance into Gaza," the White House statement said.

Meanwhile, President Biden welcomed the first two convoys of humanitarian assistance since Hamas's October 7 terrorist attack.

According to the statement, the aid has crossed the border into Gaza and is being distributed to Palestinians in need. Moreover, Biden expressed appreciation for Israel's support in helping to accommodate the release of two American hostages.

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