Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin has condemned the strikes from the Gaza Strip against Israeli settlements, but said cuts in fuel supplies to the population of the Gaza Strip were unacceptable.
"Cuts in fuel and electricity supplies for the population of Gaza are unacceptable. A collective punishment of over a million Palestinians cannot provide an appropriate background for resuming a substantive Palestinian-Israeli negotiating process," Kamynin told the press on Monday.
Kamynin was commenting on foreign media reports saying that Israel has tightened its stance on the Palestinians in retaliation of the strikes against Israeli settlements by the Palestinian militants.
"We do not conceal our serious concern about the conflict colors emerging in Palestinian-Israeli relations at the beginning of the year. We reaffirm our categorical condemnation and unacceptability of the strikes from the Gaza Strip against Israeli settlements. It is terrorism and it must be stopped," Kamynin said. ( Interfax )