Soumya Santosh, Kerala Woman Killed In Palestinian Rocket Strike In Israel: Whole Country Mourning Her Loss

Soumya Santosh was working in Israel as a housemaid, her kinfolk informed PTI


  • Israel’s ambassador to India Ron Malka spoke to the girl’s household
  • He stated “the entire nation is mourning her loss”
  • The Israel ambassador additionally tweeted pictures of Soumya Santosh

New Delhi:

Ron Malka, Israel’s ambassador to India, on Wednesday morning spoke to the household of Soumya Santosh – the Kerala lady killed in a Palestinian rocket strike the day earlier than – to convey his sorrow over her dying.

Mr Malka stated he had spoken to Ms Santosh’s household on behalf of the Israeli authorities, and added that “the entire nation is mourning her loss and we’re right here for them”. He additionally expressed grief that Ms Santosh’s younger son – who’s 9 years outdated – had misplaced his mom.

“I simply spoke to the household of Ms Soumya Santosh, the sufferer of the Hamas terrorist strike. I expressed my sorrow for his or her unlucky loss and prolonged my condolences on behalf of the state of Israel. The entire nation is mourning her loss and we’re right here for them,” he tweeted.

The Israel ambassador additionally tweeted pictures of Ms Santosh together with her husband and son.

“My coronary heart goes out to her nine-year-old son, Adon, who has misplaced his mom at such a younger age and should develop up with out her. This evil assault jogs my memory of little Moses, who additionally misplaced his mother and father throughout the 2008 Mumbai assaults. Might God give them power and braveness,” he added.

Mr Malka was probably referring to Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg – the younger boy whose mother and father have been killed throughout the 26/11 Mumbai assaults. Moshe was then solely two-and-half-years outdated.

Soumya Santosh, who hails from Kerala’s Idukki district, labored as a housemaid in Israel’s Asheklon metropolis for the previous seven years, in line with kinfolk quoted by information company PTI.

On Tuesday she was speaking to her husband, who’s in Kerala, through a video name when a rocket – one among a whole bunch fired by Israeli and Palestinian forces over the previous 24 or so hours – struck her residence.

“My brother heard an enormous sound throughout the video name. Instantly the cellphone received disconnected. Then we instantly contacted fellow Malayalees working there. Thus we got here to know in regards to the incident,” Ms Santhosh’s brother-in-law, Saji, informed PTI.

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas have escalated dramatically and tragically, with not less than 35 folks killed in Gaza and 5 in Israel in essentially the most intensive aerial exchanges because the 2014 conflict.

The violence has prompted international concern that it may rapidly spiral uncontrolled, notably at a time when the world must be targeted on combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Center East peace envoy Tor Wennesland tweeted: “Cease the hearth instantly. We’re escalating in direction of a full scale conflict. Leaders on all sides should take the accountability of de-escalation.”

With enter from PTI

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