A ‘dangerous moment’ for Mideast, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US is trying to stem the surging violence in Israel and Gaza in a way that allows the Jewish state to continue defending itself from Hamas rocket fire.

Kerry, in Beijing for a summit with Chinese leaders, says it’s a “dangerous moment” for the Mideast.

Kerry says no country can accept such rocket attacks.

But he says de-escalating the crisis is ultimately in everyone’s interests.

Kerry says he spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The goal, he says, is to see if there is some way to restore peace.

— AP

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