Russia’s Lavrov urges Israel and Palestinians to not worsen tensions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov urged senior Palestinian and Israeli diplomats by telephone on Sunday to do their utmost to keep away from escalating a surge in violence in Jerusalem and the West Financial institution, his ministry stated.

“Sergey Lavrov known as on the Israeli and Palestinian companions to point out most duty and chorus from any actions that might provoke additional degradation of the scenario,” it stated in a press release.

Lavrov additionally stated there was an “acute” want for the “Quartet” of worldwide mediators to restart peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives, based on the assertion.

Israeli police sealed off the Jerusalem household house of a Palestinian gunman on Sunday. He had killed seven individuals exterior a synagogue the day after Israeli forces killed seven militants and two civilians in a raid on the West Financial institution.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Enhancing by Kevin Liffey)

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