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US urges Israel to hold settlers accountable for 'vigilante violence'

The State Department condemned the recent shootings of Israelis as well as the deadly rampage carried out by Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
An Israeli settler (R) argues with an Israeli soldier along a road in the town of Huwara.

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Monday urged Israel to hold accountable the scores of settlers who indiscriminately torched Palestinian property in retaliation for the shooting deaths of two Israelis over the weekend. 

Less than a month after Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Israel and the Palestinian territories to press for calm, the West Bank is experiencing another uptick in violence. 

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