Lavrov slams statements about kids killed in Gaza being terrorists as outrageous
Statements claiming that people recently killed in Gaza, including children, were terrorists, are outrageous, Russia’s Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday, TASS reported.
"I cannot agree with statements saying that dozens of civilians, including babies, who were killed during these incidents, were terrorists," he said. "I believe these outrageous statements are aimed at avoiding an honest conversation," Lavrov added.
The Russian top diplomat stated that Moscow was ready to fully facilitate dialogue between Palestine and Israel on the Jerusalem issue. According to him, it cannot be resolved unilaterally so there is the need for discussion. "Direct dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli leaders needs to be established in order to find a solution," Lavrov added.