For Monday's session of the Palestinian parliament, 40 members in Gaza City met by video conferencing with the rest of the 132 lawmakers in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The video conferencing began about five years ago, after fighting broke out and Israel began preventing many of the Gaza lawmakers from traveling to the Palestinian parliament in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Israel increased the restrictions following the rise of the Islamic group Hamas in parliament elections in January. The limits mostly target Hamas, which has 74 lawmakers. Hamas has killed hundreds of Israelis in attacks, reports the AP.
The United States does not recognize the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia. Such a development will seriously complicate prospects for a diplomatic settlement