The armed conflict in Palestine, born out of weeks of tensions which followed the kidnapping and the subsequent murder of three Israeli teenagers and the killing of a Palestinian teen apparently done as an act of vengeance, continues to escalate, despite the repeated urgings by the UN and the US to cease hostilities. After airstrikes and bombardments from sea failed to stop the repeated rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli ground forces launched a major offensive which already resulted in significant civilian casualties.
French President Francois Hollande warned that Donald Trump's presidency could hamper Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed hope on Friday that the new US administration will play a more active role in the advancement of the Israel-Palestine peace process.
The Palestinian president expressed readiness to hold direct dialogue with Israel.
Moscow will continue facilitating Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation and counts on Donald Trump in this process, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Israeli forces injured four Palestinian students and detained two others, during the clashes that erupted after a march commemorating the 12th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The Palestinian ambassador to Russia told Sputnik he hoped Donald Trump would "make some difference" in the Palestinian-Israeli issue.
Israel has thwarted Palestinian attempt to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) due to joint efforts of country's state bodies, Israeli Foreign Ministry and Police said in a statement of Tuesday.
Russia continues to mediate the first Israeli-Palestinian summit in Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.
Tobias Ellwood stressed that settlements were illegal under international law and such initiatives complicated the issue of the disputed territory.
A Palestinian missile launched from the northern Gaza Strip hit on Wednesday the Israeli city of Sderot, prompting the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to open retaliatory fire, The Times of Israel reported.
Arab members of the Knesset protested Washington's position because the US' words do not meet the actions, a deputy speaker said. He said Russia should play a more significant role in the resolution of the crisis.
Replacing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a one-state variant would create a lot of problems both for the Palestinians and the Israeli citizens, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.
The Israel Defense Forces shot down a drone launched by the Hamas movement over the Gaza Strip.
Israeli servicemen on Tuesday killed a Palestinian, after he tried to attack them with a knife near the city of Hebron, The Times of Israel reported.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki said that he doubts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to fulfill the conditions necessary for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow.
The German Foreign Office expressed concern over Israel's settlement construction policy in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Russia is ready to host direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestine's leader Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said in an interview that is expected to be published on Monday.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arrest some 4,300 Palestinians annually for crossing into the country from the West Bank, IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.
The Hamas Islamist group denies Israeli accusations of "exploiting" the UN resources in Gaza following an arrest of UN employee on terrorism-related charges, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Tuesday.