US condemns killing of Palestinian teen

US condemns killing of Palestinian teen

The United States has condemned the killing of a Palestinian teenager, who was kidnapped in East Jerusalem yesterday.

The killing comes after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found in the West Bank earlier this week.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says those responsible should be punished and he has urged both the Israeli and the Palestinian governments to prevent acts of revenge.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemn the murder and punish those who carried it out.

Netanyahu has urged police “to swiftly investigate who was behind the loathsome murder and its motive”.

He called on all sides “not to take the law into their own hands.”

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