MOSCOW, November 21 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow condemns the terrorist act in Tel Aviv, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday.
“We convey sincere sympathies to injured people and wish them the soonest recovery. Those who are involved in committing the crime should be punished,” the ministry said.
“It is necessary to note that the terrorist act in Tel Aviv was committed while Israeli and Palestinian militants continued to exchange strikes in the Gaza Strip. To this end, we call on the parties to immediately put an end to armed confrontation,” the ministry said.
Russia hopes that the peaceful efforts taken by Egypt and other parties “will help stop violence, cease strikes and the sufferings of the population and open the way to long-term reconciliation in order to ensure security in Israel and prevent a repetition of the bloodshed”, the ministry said.