US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield addressed a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East today (Wednesday).

"The United States remains deeply concerned by the sustained violence in Israel and the West Bank. 2022 was the deadliest year since the Second Intifada. And 2023 is on track to surpass this staggering level of violence," Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield began.

"The United States is troubled by the escalation of violent attacks by Palestinians against Israelis and by violent attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers in the West Bank. We reject all such acts of violence, as well as incitement to violence. And let me also underscore that accountability and justice should be pursued with equal rigor – and resources – in all cases of extremist violence," she said.

"We continue to urge the parties to de-escalate, and to refrain from unilateral actions and unhelpful rhetoric that only serve to inflame tensions, especially as we approach the confluence of religious holidays in April.... Read More: Arutz-7