U.S. attempting to prevent escalation of violence across West Bank
American officials say quick and strong condemnation of Palestinian teen's murder part of effort to quell rising tensions; John Kerry calls on Netanyahu to discuss escalation in Jerusalem.
The United States is attempting to stop the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians before it turns into a violent confrontation across the West Bank. Senior American officials noted that these efforts form the background to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice's condemnations of the
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