Israel-Palestine Escalation
Israel was hit by an unprecedented rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on October 7, with Hamas movement's troops infiltrating border areas. On October 8, the Israeli government announced that it had invoked Article 40 of the Basic Law, which means the country was officially in a state of war.

Iraqi Prime Minister Asks Putin to Initiate Ceasefire Between Palestine & Israel

© AP Photo / Hatem MoussaA view of the rubble of buildings hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Jabalia, Gaza strip, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023.
A view of the rubble of buildings hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Jabalia, Gaza strip, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 11.10.2023
Moscow is hosting the sixth annual Russian Energy Week on October 11-13. High-ranking officials and representatives of top energy companies from Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Iraq, and other countries are attending the event.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Al Sudani on Wednesday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to propose a ceasefire between Palestinians and Israelis.

"Mr. President, I appeal to you as the president of a country that is a permanent member of the UN Security Council to take the initiative for a ceasefire, a real ceasefire and to find a real solution to the Palestinian problem," the Iraqi president said at the Russian Energy Week.

According to the Iraqi prime minister, the consequences of current events are difficult to predict.

Earlier, during the plenary session of the forum, Vladimir Putin touched upon the matter of the escalating conflict between Palestine and Israel.
Russian President Putin at the Russian Energy Week Plenary Session - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 11.10.2023
Israel-Palestine Escalation
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He pointed out that it is impossible to settle the situation that led to violence without resolving fundamental political issues regarding the creation of a Palestinian state.
On October 7, Palestine's Hamas launched an operation against Israel. The Israeli army's press office reported that over 3,000 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. In response, the Israeli government launched an operation against Hamas and declared a state of war.
On Monday, Israel implemented a complete blockade on the Gaza Strip, resulting in the absence of food, gas, and electricity supplies. Israel and Palestine have reported hundreds of fatalities and thousands of individuals injured due to the escalation.