Soumya killed in terror attack on Israel: Deputy Consul General

Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS): Soumya Santhosh, the Keralite caregiver who lost her life in the rocket attack allegedly by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, was an angel who was killed in a terror attack on Israel, Israel's Deputy Consul General to South India, Ariel Seidman said on Sunday.

Speaking to IANS over telephone, Seidman said that her family will get all the benefits that are entitled to a terror victim by the Israeli government, and the people of Israel are with her family at this hour of grief.

Consul General, Jonathan Zadka, in a short speech at the family residence, said that the Israeli government will extend its full support to the family of Soumya, especially her son.

The last rites of Soumya were performed at Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Keerithodu in Idukki on Sunday afternoon. The Bishop of Idukki, Mar John Nellikkunnel led the funeral prayers, while a message from the head of the Syro-Malabar church, Cardinal George Alanchery was read out at the funeral, according to senior priest, Father Jose Plachikal.

The function was held adhering to the Covid protocol and only 20 people were present, including Idukki MP, Dean Kuriakose.

Soumya was working as a caregiver to an elderly woman at a house in Ashkelon in southern Israel bordering the Gaza strip. Many people from Kerala are working in Israel as caregivers and also as nurses and technicians.



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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    This conflict is because of the thinking that Mine is the only religion and others are fake and unworthy ..this the core belief which is leading to conflicts in and around the world. try to know god beyond all these concepts and dogmas without any politics and with a pure heart ..not as a religious identity but without ..I am sure god is inside everyone's heart .There will e peace on earth ..don't let others dictate you on god.. Condolences to the bereaved family

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  • Ahmed, Bangalaore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    First try to figure out who is the true creator than worshiping his any of creations.... Then you will be eligible to guide on religious matter to others... All the Prophets right from Adam (peace be upon him) spread the same message in making people understand who the true God is and not to worship any dummies..... The biggest sin on earth is not worshipping the true God when we our each breath is depending on His mercy.

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  • Glen, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Biggest sin is hating neighbours (jews)

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, May 17 2021

    "Godsown country" people should stop going to Godforsaken places for livelihood...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    God loves the world. No place for livelihood is forbidden by God.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Rest in Peace Soumya ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, May 16 2021

    Israel doesn’t promote and export terror in the world or on any country and has no history of terrorists and terrorism.. Israel only responds with ferocity on any state who wages war on it. Palestines are used by Iran and other Muslim countries who hate Israel to settle thier score but no love for Palestines as such. Israel showing humanitarian compassion on Soumya Santhosh’s family is commendable for no fault of it for Palestine rocket attack on her.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 17 2021

    cunning monetary benefits in their 2000 + years history !!!

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  • Peace Lover, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Who will believe your concocted stories my freind. Don't run away from the fact that Palestinians made grave mistske by welcoming jews from Europe after holocaust and second world war ..Israel came into existence only after 1948 with the help of USA and few Europeans powerful states. We can notice white supremacy is still dominating in Israeli politics due to their roots..

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Israel is an illegal occupied country backed by western powers. The Germans sin was to be paid by innocent Palestinians in 1948... Then if we go with your logic those who fought for India's independence are Terrorists and Britishers who had occupied India were peace lovers. Do us a favour, allow any of your small piece of land to any stranger. Let's see how will you react naturally.

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    Sun, May 16 2021

    Rest in peace Soumya.

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