Palestinian leaders are calling for a one-year break in Israeli-Palestinian hostilities while efforts to implement a so-called "road map to peace" continue.
The Palestinian proposal follows talks in Moscow (Friday) between Palestinian deputy leader Mahmud Abbas and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov.
Mr. Abbas said the Palestinians will do everything possible to implement the peace plan worked out by Russia and the other members of the so-called "Quartet" - the European Union, United Nations and the United States.
The Quartet members - meeting in London - called Thursday for an immediate ceasefire in the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.
In an interview with Russia's Interfax News Agency, Mr. Ivanov warned against any efforts to modify the proposed road map, saying this would only push the settlement process back. And he said the crisis in Iraq should not prevent implementation of the peace plan.
Meanwhile, the violence continued Friday, with Israeli media reporting that two Palestinians were killed in separate incidents in the Gaza Strip area.
Israeli military sources say border guards shot and killed a man who tossed grenades and shot at security officers at the Erez checkpoint crossing into Israel.
The other deadly incident is reported to have occurred when a Palestinian man entered Israeli territory near the Jewish settlement of Dugit in northern Gaza. Israeli forces were reported to be searching for more possible infiltrators.