Concerned over a humanitarian crisis brewing in West Bank and Gaza, India, on Saturday, announced assistance worth $2 million (Rs 100 million) to help the Palestinians reeling under a crippling economic boycott imposed by the West against the Hamas-led government.
The assistance, in response to a request by the Palestinian authorities, will be mostly in the form of medicines and medical supplies.
With the Israel and US and most of the international community blocking aid to the Palestinians this is in basically aligning to Russia’s diplomatic overtures of Hamas. The history of Palestinians and India has always been strong diplomatically so there is no way that help could have been refused if it was requested. Anyway, the form of help is such that the international community is bound to look the other way.