Less than one day after tens of thousands of Israelis mourned at the funerals of murdered Israeli teens Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaer, police found the body of Palestinian teenager Muhammed Hussein Abu Khdeir after receiving a call about a kidnapping.
"Acts of vengeance," Kerry cautioned, "only destabilize an already explosive and emotional situation."
Kerry noted that Abu Khdeir's abduction and murder is under investigation and said "We look to both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take all necessary steps to prevent acts of violence and bring their perpetrators to justice."
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