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US expresses 'serious concerns' to Israel over Jerusalem violence

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said the United States had "serious concerns" over the Jerusalem clashes and the potential evictions of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Israeli police officers clash with Palestinians during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan on April 24, 2021 in Jerusalem.

The White House voiced “serious concerns” to Israel about the situation in Jerusalem over the weekend, highlighting the possible eviction of Palestinian families from an East Jerusalem neighborhood and continued confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli police during the final days of Ramadan.

In a phone call with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the United States “encouraged the Israeli government to pursue appropriate measures to ensure calm during Jerusalem Day commemorations,” according to a White House readout of the call.

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