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Lavrov: Russia ready to mediate between Palestinians and Israel

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Russia would be ready to host a meeting between Palestinians and Israel and to act as a mediator, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Lavrov was speaking to reporters during a two-day trip to Rome.

At least 14 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire on the same day, during protests along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said, as a lull in deadly violence held after a truce deal last week.

Thousands of demonstrators turned out for the protests but largely kept their distance from the fortified frontier.

Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said 14 people were injured by Israeli army fire along the border, including “a child shot in the chest east of the al-Bureij refugee camp” in the central Gaza Strip.