Which is the equivalent of Netanyahu calling on the U.S. to show restraint after four Americans were murdered in Benghazi.
US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences Monday night for the loss of Israel’s three kidnapped teens after their bodies were found just north of Hebron in the West Bank. He also warned of any further conflict between Israelis and Palestinians saying, “I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation.”
Notably, Obama addressed the bereaved families of the Israeli boys. “On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship. As a father, I cannot imagine the indescribable pain that the parents of these teenage boys are experiencing.”
The State Department was even more blunt:
US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki was the first American official to address the issue earlier in the evening. She spoke to reporters, calling for restraint from Palestinians and Israelis alike as the first reports began filtering in that security forces may have found the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who had been kidnapped nearly three weeks ago.