The Keralite woman was working as a housemaid in Ashkelon close to Israel’s border with Gaza.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muralidharan confirmed early May 12 that a Keralite woman was killed in a rocket attack on Ashkelon close to Israel’s border with Gaza.
He recognized the deceased as Soumya Santosh, a resident of Keerithodu in the Idukki district. She was working in the coastal metropolis as a housemaid. Her neighbourhood had come below rocket attack from militants in Gaza.
The combating between Israel and Palestinians had intensified just lately. Mr. Muralidharan tweeted:” Spoke with the household of Ms. Soumya Santosh to convey my deep condolences at her tragic demise throughout the rocket assaults from Gaza right now. Assured all potential help”.
Soumya’s husband Santosh and their son survive her. Some tv channels reported that she was employed as a caretaker in an Israeli family since 2014. A information web site claimed that Soumya was on a video name along with her household when a rocket struck the neighbourhood.
Kerala Congress (M) legislator from Idukki, Roshy Augustine, has additionally confirmed Soumya’s death.
In a Facebook publish, Mr. Augustine stated he had spoken to a few of Soumya’s associates in Israel. They stated residents have been typically secure and Soumya’s death was a one-off tragic incident. Most individuals have been hunkered down in their properties. Few had shifted to safe localities, Mr. Augustine stated.
He stated Soumya’s husband Santosh, father-in-law Satheeshan and brother-in-law Saji have been his associates. Mr. Augustine supplied his condolence to the bereaved household.