Israeli Envoy Mourns Death Of Soumya Santosh From Kerala In A Rocket Attack

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A 30-year-old Indian woman, Soumya Santosh, who hailed from Kerala’s Idukki district, was killed in a rocket attack by Palestinian militants from Gaza. She worked as a caregiver attending to an old woman at a house in the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon.

Expressing his grief over the tragedy, Ambassador of Israel to India, Ron Malka said : just spoke to the family of Soumya Santosh, victim of Hamas terrorist strike. I expressed my sorrow for their unfortunate loss & extended my condolences on behalf of Israel. My heart goes out to her 9-yr-old son, Adon who has lost his mother at such a young age & will have to grow up without her. This evil attack reminds me of little Moses, who lost his parents during 2008 Mumbai attacks. May God give them strength & courage.

Ashkelon, which borders the Gaza Strip, has come under a massive fire from the Palestinian militants.

Santosh was said to be living in Israel for the last seven years. She has a nine-year-old son whom she had left with her husband in Kerala.

Her 80-year-old elderly charge is said to have survived the direct hit on the house and is hospitalised in a serious condition, local media reports said. The deadly rocket attack directly struck the house of the elderly woman.

Meanwhile, MEA too reacted to the death of Santosh with reacted MoS V Muraleedharaan External affairs tweeting his condolences

According to media reports, At least 31 people were killed in spiralling violence till 9 pm (local time) on Tuesday as Gaza-based militants fired hundreds of rockets on Israel since Monday evening.


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