US 'deeply concerned' by violence in southern Israel

The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv on Monday expressed deep concern over the renewal of violence in southern Israel. the message, posted on the embassy's website, reiterated a message from Ambassador Dan Shapiro over the weekend, in which he condemned rocket fire from Gaza.
The United States, Shapiro wrote Saturday, "condemn[s] in the strongest terms the rocket fire from Gaza by terrorists into Israel, which has dramatically and dangerously escalated in the past day, and call[s] on those responsible to take immediate action to stop these cowardly acts."
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