State Department Urges Calm Following Stabbing Attack

The United States on Saturday night condemned the stabbing attack which killed two people and injured two others in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Washington “strongly condemns all acts of violence, including the tragic stabbing in the Old City of Jerusalem today,” State Department spokesman John Kirbysaid in a statement quoted by AFP.

“We are very concerned about mounting tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, including the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount, and call on all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and avoid escalating the situation,” he added.