On October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas launched a massive rocket counter attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip, prompting Tel Aviv to declare a state of war the following day and launch retaliatory strikes on civilian structures.
Israel has imposed a complete blockade on the Gaza Strip, home to more than two million people, cutting off supplies of water, food, and fuel.
Both Israel and Palestine have reported more than 1,000 deaths and thousands of injuries as a result of the escalation.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the parties to the conflict to use diplomacy rather than military force to find a way to end hostilities and return to the negotiating process.
The international community should convene a meeting to launch the Middle East settlement, and Russia, China can play an important role in the mediation, the Palestinian ambassador in Moscow.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.