After a telephone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State John Kerry condemns the attack, calling it the direct result of Palestinian incitement and calls for days of rage.
He adds that Americans’ hearts go out to the victims of the attack, and “all the reminders of history that go with it.”
Kerry also calls Abbas, thanking him for condemning the attack. Abbas tells him that Netanyahu’s policies had not helped calm tensions in Jerusalem, Channel 10 reports.
Kerry expresses concern over a further deterioration in the situation.