International Middle East peace mediators have repeated their calls for calm to be restored between Israelis and Palestinians.
Meeting in Vienna on the fringes of talks about Syria, the Quartet of the UN, US , EU and Russia said significant steps must be taken towards reaching a two-state solution to the conflict.
Federica Mogherini is the EU head of Foreign Affairs:
“The Quartet condemns all acts of terror and violence against civilians. Underscoring the urgent need to restore calm, the Quartet reiterates its call for maximum restraint and avoidance of provocative rhetoric and actions.”
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Quartet envoys plan to visit the region soon to engage with both sides to try to restore confidence and move towards a two-state solution.