Violence in Jerusalem

The United States is deeply concerned by the violence in Jerusalem today on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.  We call on all sides to exercise restraint, avoid provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.  We urge Palestinian and Israeli officials to work cooperatively to lower tensions and ensure the safety of everyone.

The State Department is closely following developments and will continue to be in close contact with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials to seek to deescalate tensions.