US condemns West Bank terror attack, settler reprisals

May 1, 2013 07:51

The United States on Tuesday condemned the terror attack at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank in which 31-year-old Israeli Evyatar Borovsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist.

State Department Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell also condemned rioting and attacks by settlers which came in response to the terror attack.Speaking at a State Department briefing, Ventrell stated, "The United States strongly condemns today’s terror attack against an Israeli citizen in the West Bank today which resulted in the murder of that individual. We express our sincere condolences to his family. We also strongly condemn the reported acts of reprisal, including the attack at the Al-Rabat mosque in Urif village near Nablus, and we call upon all parties to take steps to restore calm and avoid the potential for further escalation."

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