Source Pravda.Ru

Russia criticises Israeli action against Arafat

The reprisals of the Israeli Defence Force against the compound of President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah have brought severe criticisms from Moscow, according to declarations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, a member of the quartet of co-signatories for peace in the Middle East.

“The tactic of isolating the Palestinian leadership and of closing the Palestinian cities is not the way to fight terrorist threats”, declared an official statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, co-signatory of the Middle East process with the United Nations Organisation, the European Union and the United States of America.

Moscow reminded the international community in the text that “such actions complicate the already dramatic humanitarian situation in the occupied territories”. Meanwhile in Washington, White House spokesperson Ari Fleischer stated that Israel “should not ignore the consequences of its actions”, while admitting that Tel Aviv has the right to defend itself.

The action by the IDF comes after two suicide attacks by Palestinian terrorists left 8 people dead and tens wounded in the last week.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru

A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...

Italy: Free fall

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Comments
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
Russian athletes announce their decision about 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Gorbachev names reason behind crisis in US-Russian relations
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision