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Russia to Hamas: Rocket fire against Israel must stop

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Posted on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

Hamas political chief Meshal and Russian FM Lavrov. (Haaretz Archive)

Hamas political chief Meshal and Russian FM Lavrov. (Haaretz Archive)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Hamas political chief Khaled Meshal this week to stop militants in the Gaza Strip from firing rockets against Israel.

The foreign minister made his request on Wednesday in a telephone meeting, which according to Russian news agencies covered a variety of issues regarding the Middle East.

Lavrov told Meshal that the recent increase in rocket fire was unacceptable.

Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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