Watch: US Urges Israel to Avoid ‘Escalating Tensions’ After Attack

The Times of Israel reports: The US State Department called on Israel on Thursday to take into account “the impact on Palestinian civilians” in its response to Wednesday’s terror attack at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, in which four people were killed and 16 injured, three of them seriously.

Spokesman Mark Toner was responding to questions about a slew of measures announced by the Israeli security cabinet in the wake of the attack.

The measures agreed upon at the cabinet meeting included revoking work permits from family members of the terrorists and canceling all permits for West Bank and Gaza Palestinians to visit Israel during the month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced that Israel would stop returning the bodies of Palestinian attackers to their families for burial.

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