MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. Moscow is concerned about a new outbreak of violence in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and calls on the parties to exercise maximum restraint, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary on Wednesday.
On August 9, Israeli forces conducted another raid in the West Bank city of Nablus to eliminate functionaries of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Fatah movement. This raid triggered mass protests in a number of West Bank towns and clashes of Arab residents with Israeli forces.
"Moscow is seriously concerned about a new outbreak of violence in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. We call on all the involved parties to show maximum restraint and not to take action that could undermine the ceasefire agreement reached on August 7 of this year between militants in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli army," Zakharova stressed.
The diplomat also pointed out that the tragic events of the recent days clearly demonstrated the importance of establishing as soon as possible substantive and effective Palestinian-Israeli negotiations on all issues of the final status based on the well-known resolutions of the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative.