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Kerry blames Palestinian incitement

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.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his aircraft in the rain at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington on November 17, 2014, en route to London, United Kingdom, and Vienna, Austria, for talks about the future of Iran's nuclear program and other international issues. (photo credit: State Department/ Public Domain)
US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his aircraft in the rain at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington on November 17, 2014, en route to London, United Kingdom, and Vienna, Austria, for talks about the future of Iran’s nuclear program and other international issues. (photo credit: State Department/ Public Domain)

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.

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