Obama 'very concerned' by outbreak of Mideast violence

Israeli border guards and policemen stand guard as Palestinian Muslims perform their Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate, in Jerusalem's Old City on October 16, 2015US President Barack Obama expressed concern about the outbreak of violence centered in Jerusalem, and called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric. Obama’s statement comes amid mounting clashes in Israel and the Palestinian territories that have raised fears of a full-scale uprising. “We are very concerned about the outbreak of violence,” Obama said at a news conference with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

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