White House ‘Concerned’ Over Ongoing Violence

The White House on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over the escalating violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Speaking at a news briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest urged Israelis and Palestinians “to restore calm” after the recent attacks.

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence againstIsraelis and Palestinian civilians,” Earnest said, according to the Reuters news agency.

“We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further inflame tensions in that region of the world,” he added.