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Obama urges Israelis, Palestinians to show restraint
By REUTERS
07/09/2014

BERLIN - US President Barack Obama urged both sides in the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinians to show restraint and not act in the spirit of revenge, in a German newspaper article to be published on Thursday.

"At this time of danger, everyone involved must protect the innocent and act in a sensible and measured way, not with revenge and retaliation," Obama wrote, according to an excerpt of a column written for Die Zeit weekly.

"Both sides must be prepared to accept risks for peace," read the extracts from the article which were published in German.

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