UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation agreed on the need to involve a quartet of international mediators - Russia, the European Union, the United States, and the United Nations - to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Deutsche Welle reports citing Lavrov following talks with Guterres in Moscow on Wednesday, May 12.
"The UN is ready to resume the work of the quartet and promote dialogue between the parties," Guterres said.
He assured that the organization supports all steps to de-escalate tensions in the region. Lavrov believes that the meeting of international mediators to resolve the situation in the Middle East "is desirable to hold at the level of foreign ministers."
As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.
According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants.
And the UN Security Council is going to convene on a session on May 12 to discuss the situation in the zone of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Israel hopes to resolve the conflict with Palestinian groups.