“Before our eyes, our colleagues in the United States imposed the death penalty on thousands, if not tens of thousands, of civilians in Palestine and Israel,” RIA Novosti quotes the diplomat.
Polyansky added that today will be one of the darkest days in the history of the Middle East.
Earlier, Washington vetoed a draft resolution by the United Arab Emirates in the UN Security Council, which demanded an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of all hostages. 13 members of the UN Security Council, including Russia and China, voted in favor of the document. Great Britain abstained and only the United States opposed, which vetoed.
Given this, Polyansky said that Moscow calls for an immediate end to violence between Israel and Palestine and a sustainable ceasefire. He recalled that the Israeli army has already installed in the Gaza Strip a system of pipes and pumps designed to pump seawater, and is now discussing with the United States the practical possibility of flooding Hamas tunnels.