It seems that even the White House is backtracking, along with the Pentagon and everybody wants to make clear that nobody in the US had anything to do or say about the lynching that took place. The execution could have been done in a manner that was at least judicially dignified. Instead, the videos show it was just a lynching, like in the Jim Crow days.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: History and Hussein's hanging