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The United States has said it is deeply concerned about tensions in Jerusalem.

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The United States said on Friday it was “deeply concerned” about the escalation of violence in East Jerusalem this Good Friday. To this end, he urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work together to reduce tensions.

“We call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint, to refrain from provocative acts and rhetoric, and to protect the ‘situation’ in the Haram Al Sharif / Temple Mount.” Thus stated State Department In a statement from the United States.

US diplomacy urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work together to reduce tensions.

The United States is deeply concerned about the violence in Israel

The State Department said it was closely monitoring the situation and was in contact with “high-ranking” Israeli and Palestinian officials to prevent further escalation of the violence.

At least 153 Palestinians and three Israeli policemen were injured in clashes on Friday in the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem, which coincides with the second Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Today’s events take place within the framework of growing tensions in the region, a week after the Israeli army launched several offensives following a series of Palestinian attacks in recent weeks.

A 17-year-old minor died this morning in clashes with Israeli security forces yesterday, bringing to seven the number of Palestinians killed in episodes of violence in the West Bank over the past two days.

To date, the city of Jerusalem has survived four major attacks in recent weeks, including four major attacks. Israel And several military operations in the West Bank.

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