The United States continued to offer its support for efforts to locate the three Israeli teenagers who went missing in the West Bank last week and reiterated its warning for all parties to refrain from step that could escalate the situation, US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday.

"We urge all parties to exercise restraint and avoid steps that could destabilize the situation," Psaki said, adding that Washington has been in contact with both the Israelis and Palestinians. 

During her daily briefing, Psaki said the US was concerned by the reported deaths of two Palestinians on Friday in the West Bank, and was seeking more information on the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Palestinian reports on Friday said two Palestinians were killed during clashes with security forces during overnight raids in the West Bank

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