Russia considers that the indiscriminate use of force against the civilian population on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip to be unacceptable and calls upon Palestinians and Israelis to refrain from steps that will provoke the further increase of dangerous tensions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"On the morning of April 9, Israeli aircraft caused several missile strikes on facilities in Gaza. Considering that the indiscriminate use of force against the civilian population is absolutely unacceptable, we once again call upon the Palestinians and Israelis to refrain from steps that will provoke further growth of dangerous tension, " the ministry said.
Moscow is convinced that under the current circumstances, not only urgent measures for stabilizing and de-escalating the situation are needed more than ever, but also concrete political efforts aimed at achieving a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis on an internationally known legal basis, according to the ministry statement.
Palestinian protesters burn tires, sending smoke billowing at Gaza-Israel border demanding refugees be allowed to return to their homes.; Israeli troops fire back sporadically. As some protesters moved closer to the fence the Palestinians mean the smoke to block the view of the IDF snipers on the other side of the border.