US official visits family of Palestinian-American teen killed in West Bank clash

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Tawfic Abdel Jabbar. (Courtesy)
Tawfic Abdel Jabbar. (Courtesy)

George Noll, who heads the US office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem recently visited the family of Tawfic Abdel Jabbar to offer his condolences after the 17-year-old Palestinian-American was killed on Friday in the West Bank, White House National Security council spokesman John Kirby says during a press briefing.

Jabbar was shot in an incident in which an off-duty policeman, a soldier and a civilian opened fire in circumstances under investigation.

The US has expressed its “devastation” over Jabbar’s death and has demanded an investigation into the matter.

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