The foreign Ministry hopes that the truce between Israel and Gaza will be long-term

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Smolenskaya-Sennaya square in Moscow. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry hopes that the truce between Israel and Gaza will be long-term© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Moscow welcomes the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza, hopes that it will be sustainable and long-term nature, the commentary said Russian foreign Ministry.

Israel bombed 160 targets in the Gaza strip in response to 460 rockets and mortars fired by Palestinian militants. On the Palestinian side killed at least seven people, Israeli — single. On Tuesday evening the parties returned to peace, ending exchange of blows, which lasted one day and was a record intensity in the past four years.

«In Moscow welcomed the incoming information about the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza. Hope that will stop the largest since 2014, the armed confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians,» — said in the comments of the Ministry.

The Russian foreign Ministry reminded that in the course of «their contacts in the current aggravation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, have urged parties to immediately end hostilities.»

«In this respect we support the mediation efforts of Egypt and the United Nations in restoring the ceasefire. We hope that it will be sustainable and long-term, will enable the international community to intensify efforts to rectify the desperate humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip and to achieve a just Palestinian-Israeli peace process at known international legal base», — the document says.

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