US condemns killing of Palestinian teen

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iol news pic revenge killing_ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-_0702_11 REUTERS Suha, mother of Mohammed Abu Khudair, shows a picture of her son on her mobile phone at their home in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Washington - The White House on Wednesday condemned the killing of a Palestinian teenager whose body was found on the outskirts of Jerusalem and urged authorities to take steps to prevent tensions from escalating.

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Hussein Abu Khudair,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at his regular briefing. “We call upon the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take all necessary steps to prevent an atmosphere of revenge and retribution.”

The death of the Palestinian raised suspicions he had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens.


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