Russian overseas minister condemns assaults on civilians in Israel & Palestine, pledging Moscow will assist start peace negotiations


Russia’s prime diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, stated on Monday that his nation stands prepared to assist dealer an finish to the rising humanitarian disaster as each Israeli forces and Palestinian militants accuse one another of focusing on civilians.

Speaking at a briefing, the veteran overseas minister informed reporters that “we condemn the strikes that are being launched from the Gaza Strip to residential areas [in Israel’].” At the identical time, he added, “we also, of course, condemn the completely unacceptable strikes on civilian targets in the Palestinian territories.”

Lavrov stated that Russia would be part of a rising refrain of worldwide requires an “immediate end to this situation,” however he went additional than a lot of different states in pledging diplomatic assist to resolve the disaster.

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“Now,” he stated, “everything depends on the negotiability of the parties and their goodwill. We will do everything to help them find agreements to calm down the present, extremely dangerous, hot phase of the conflict and to start direct negotiations as soon as possible.”

Last week, Lavrov’s deputy, Mikhail Bogdanov, held a name with representatives of Hamas, the de facto authorities in Gaza, the place Israel has been focusing on what it deems to be militant installations and rocket launch websites. These are incessantly in densely populated areas, and the ensuing deaths and accidents have sparked a global outcry.

At the time, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a press release wherein it “emphasized the importance of putting an immediate end to the violence, as well as the inadmissibility of attacks on civilians, regardless of their nationality and religion.”

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The officers insisted that Israel should preserve “the status quo of Jerusalem’s sacred sites” and “immediately” cease all settlement actions in Palestinian areas.

Earlier on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) introduced that they’d killed a prime commander of the Islamic Jihad Palestinian militant group in an airstrike. Israel claims it had recognized his whereabouts for 15 years prior.

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