Lavrov and Cavusoglu urge conflicting parties in Jerusalem to show restraint

Lavrov and Cavusoglu urge conflicting parties in Jerusalem to show restraint

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call on Monday called on the parties to the conflict in East Jerusalem to show restraint and to avoid steps escalating tensions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"The ministers condemned the eviction of Palestinians from their ancestral neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and, in the spirit of the joint statement of special envoys of the Middle East Quartet of International Mediators of May 8, 2021, called on all the parties to the conflict to show restraint and avoid actions that threaten to further exacerbate the situation in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan," the statement said.

"The foreign ministers voiced serious concern about the escalation in Israeli-Palestinian relations and a dangerous surge in tensions in East Jerusalem, first and foremost outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque," TASS cited the statement as saying.

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