Israeli tanks are currently deployed 50 m from Yasser Arafat's headquarters. This information was disclosed by Khairi al-Orodi, the Ambassador of the Palestinian National Authority to Russia, during a press conference in Moscow. In addition, he stated that the headquarters of the Palestinian leader would not be moved to a safer place. "This is our Motherland and our country, we cannot leave it," the Ambassador stated. Al-Oridi emphasised that the Palestinian authorities did not see any other solution to the crisis, but the political one. "The military solution simply does not exist, but peace, as Ariel Sharon sees it, could not be achieved," the Ambassador believes. Yasser Arafat's headquarters is located in the town of Ramallah on the Western Bank of the Jordan river.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11