The developments in the Middle East following the confrontation scenario undermine the attempts to find a way to the normalization of the situation and resumption of the political dialogue. RIA Novosti learned this from the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department on Tuesday. The crisis continues in the Middle East, with the number of casualties and victims growing every day. The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the situation is aggravated by the Israeli side's inadequate reaction to the actions of the extremists. It considers the military operations in the zone of the Palestinian authorities' jurisdiction in which heavy arms and armoured equipment are used to be a good example of such an inadequate reaction.