A day after condemning the “brutal attack” on Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Congress on October 09 extended its support for Palestinians. Congress Working Committee called for an “immediate cease-fire” between Israeli forces and Hamas militant group. The resolution passed by Congress supported the rights of the Palestinian people. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour. Congress leader Rashid Alvi raised his concern over PM Modi’s stand with Israel. Earlier on Oct 09, Congress appeared cautious and avoided questioning the Govt on its stand in relation to the fresh conflict. Meanwhile, BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore cornered Congress and said that problem with Congress is that it moves apart from the country’s ideas. According to Israeli local media cited by The Times of Israel, the death toll in Israel has jumped to 800. According to the Israeli government, over 2,400 people have been injured as well, according to Hebrew media reports.