Israel 'using Indian tax money to oppress' Palestinians

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A group of Indian activists has denounced Israel's "undemocratic and exclusionary regime of apartheid" towards Palestine, as India welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for a weeklong state visit.

"India's economic linkage with Israel, channels our public money through military deals to Israeli arms companies that transform these funds in to lethal military technology applied in the oppression, colonisation and ethnic cleansing, of the Palestinian people," the group of 70 individuals and 30 organisations said.

The group of activists also warned against Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi's reported visit to Israel, saying "there is nothing to celebrate" about the relationship, "neither for the Palestinian people, nor for Indian citizens who cherish human rights, democracy and peace."

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