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Biden Meets with Netanyahu, Condemns Palestinian Reaction to Violence

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JERUSALEM, March 9 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called violent attacks like the one that killed an American tourist “intolerable” and condemned Palestinians’ praise for the attacker as a “martyr” ahead of a Wednesday meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Biden is on a trip to the Middle East, where he met earlier Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Let me say in no uncertain terms: the United States of America condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn. This cannot be viewed by civilized leaders as an appropriate way in which to behave… It’s just not tolerable in the 21st century,” Biden said at a joint press conference Wednesday with Netanyahu.

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