7. Read the passage and answer carefully
T S Tirumurti, India's permanent representative to the UN, delivered a carefully crafted statement at the UN Security Council's "open debate" on the escalating Israel-Palestine violence, attempting to strike a balance between India's historic ties with Palestine and its blossoming relations with Israel.
The statement, which is India's first on the subject, appears to hold Israel responsible for starting the present cycle of violence by putting it in East Jerusalem rather than Gaza Both sides are asked to refrain from "attempts to unilaterally modify the existing status quo, especially in East Jerusalem and its environs," which appears to be a message to Israel concerning its settler policy.
"The historic status quo at Jerusalem's holy places, especially the Haraml al Sharif/Temple Mount, must be respected," the statement said emphatically. Jordan administers the site, which is revered in both Islam and Judaism. Although Jewish worshippers are not permitted inside, they have attempted to force their way in on numerous occasions.
The balancing was evident in the pointed condemnation of "indiscriminate rocket firings from Gaza" on civilian targets in Israel, but not of Israeli strikes inside Gaza; the customary omission of any reference to East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state since 2017; and the hyphenation of "Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount," equating both Israel and Palestinian claims.
India's position on the world's longest-running conflict has shifted from unambiguously pro-Palestine for the first four decades to a delicate balancing act with its three-decade-old good relations with Israel. India's stance has been interpreted as pro-Israel in recent years.
Which of these sentences according to the passage are not true?
- India has been fostering its friendly ties with Israel post the Israeli War
B - India held Israel responsible for the war with connection to West Jerusalem
C - the Haraml al Sharif/Temple Mount is revered in both Islam and Judaism
D - India had been pro-palestine during the historical war for the first four and half decade