Escalation in Gaza provoked by Israeli airstrikes: Russian Envoy
Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN says "Israel's" aggression on Gaza provoked an escalation around the Strip.
The August 5 airstrikes by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) provoked an escalation around the Gaza Strip, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya considered at a session of the UN Security Council on the situation in Gaza.
"The rapid degradation of the situation in the conflict zone which led to an armed confrontation and multiple casualties causes our deep concern," Nebenzya said.
The Russian diplomat said that the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) reached a ceasefire and commended the mediation efforts of Egypt and Qatar as well as the UN’s contribution.
One day after the Israeli occupation launched its aggression on the Gaza Strip, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova indicated that "Moscow is seriously concerned about the new wave of armed violence in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."
It is noteworthy that the armistice agreement between "Israel" and the PIJ movement entered into force with Egyptian mediation, starting at 11:30 pm on Sunday.
Al Mayadeen's private sources confirmed that an agreement had been reached on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, with the fulfillment of the PIJ's demands in full.
The Israeli occupation launched on August 5 an aggression on the Gaza Strip, and Al-Quds Brigades announced that Tayseer Al-Jaabari, a military commander in the northern Gaza Strip, had been martyred.
Consequently, Al-Quds Brigades launched an operation in response to the Israeli occupation's aggression on the Gaza Strip, by launching salvoes of rockets toward the occupied Palestinian territories.