Press Trust of India
Suspend all ties with Israel: CPI(M)
New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) — CPI(M) today demanded that India should sever all ties with Israel in view of the attack by its commandos on a six-ship convoy carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on an aid mission to Gaza strip.
"We condemn this brutal attack by Israel and demand action against Israel under international laws. The government of India must immediately suspend all pacts with Israel," CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said addressing protest march against Israel attack on aid ships which left at least 10 people dead and 60 wounded.
The government must stop negotiating on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel and cease buying military equipment from it, he said.
Yechury also pointed out that it was extremely disappointing that the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs condemning the attack did not even have the mention of Israel.