Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday condemned Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and said what the Israeli establishment is doing to the Palestinian people is an attack on humanity.He was speaking after inaugurating the 91st Sivagiri pilgrimage here when he made the remarks.

“There were no Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, this time. There were no Christmas lamps or stars. How will they celebrate Christmas?” Vijayan asked.

He said when when one hears of Palestine, the images that come to mind are often of the Muslim faithful, but there is also a significant Christian community living in Gaza.