2017-07-26 17:12:00

Russia could assume role in resolving conflict around Temple Mount in Jerusalem - Palestinian ambassador

Moscow, July 26, Interfax - Palestine believes that Russia could play a key role in settling the conflict around Temple Mount, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal said.

"Russia can play a huge role because we believe that Russia has taken a balanced position and has very good relations with Israel," Nofal told journalists on Wednesday.

"Russia has all capabilities to help solve many issues, in particular the one of the Al-Aqsa [mosque]," Nofal said.

Moscow could come up with an initiative to settle this conflict, he said.

"We are for Russia taking upon itself such a role," the Palestinian diplomat said.