Putin Backs Palestinians Over Al-Aqsa Escalation in Phone Call With President Abbas

The phone call comes on the same day that Moscow summons Israel's ambassador for reprimand over its vote to oust Russia from the UN Human Rights Council

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Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned Israel's escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque in a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, after Israel's vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council strained ties between the two countries.

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