U.S. labels attacks on Israeli civilians as acts of ‘terrorism’

An Israeli border police officer escorts a woman at the scene of a shooting attack in Occupied Jerusalem. (File photo: AP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry strongly condemned what he called “terrorist attacks” against Israeli civilians and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to stop the violence.

“The United States condemns in the strongest terms possible the terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians,” Kerry told reporters.

“No matter who it is, this violence, and any incitement to violence has got to stop,” he said, adding “The situation is simply too volatile, too dangerous, and it is not going to lead to the outcome that people want, which is to have a peaceful resolution of differences.”

At least seven Israelis and 30 Palestinians, including 10 alleged attackers, have died in the violence.

Days of violence have been stirred over increasing Jewish visits to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Islam’s holiest site outside the Arabian Peninsula, which Muslims see as a provocation.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47