U.S. Condemns West Bank Stabbing Attack That Killed U.S. Citizen

Tuvya Wiesman, an off-duty IDF soldier, was stabbed was stabbed to death in a Rami Levy supermarket in the Sha’ar Binyamin industrial zone.

Yanay Wiesman, 21, an IDF soldier, was killed in a stabbing attack in the Rami Levi supermarket in Sha'ar Binyamin Industrial Zone. February 18, 2016/
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REUTERS - The United States condemned in the strongest possible terms on Friday an attack in the West Bank that resulted in the death of a U.S. citizen, the State Department said in a statement.

The death of American Tuvya Wiesman on Thursday underscores the need for all sides to reject violence, the statement said.

Wiesman, an off-duty IDF soldier, was stabbed to death and another Israeli man was badly wounded in the attack perpetrated by two 14-year-old Palestinian boys.