U.S. State Department Urges ‘Restraint’ Following Discovery of Murdered Israeli Teens

June 30, 2014 4:45 pm 27 comments
U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: WikiCommons.

U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: WikiCommons.

The United States Department of State called for “restraint” following the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens kidnapped on their way home from school on June 12th.

Asked shortly after the news was announced if the U.S. message remained one of calling for restraint, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters: “It certainly does,” Reuters reported.

Pskai added that in conversations with both sides over the past weeks Washington has been “encouraging security cooperation, that the Israelis and the Palestinians continue to work with one another on that, and we certainly would continue to urge that… in spite of, obviously, the tragedy and the enormous pain on the ground.”

The IDF on Monday discovered the bodies of the three abducted teens — Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel — following extensive searches.

The bodies were found near Hebron in an area north of the community of Telem. The families of the abducted teens have been notified.

27 Comments

  • You got to admit the USA is a great country .It is a true manifestation of the axioms that the medium is the message , forget about content , look to the container ; and thus you end up with crap like Obama , urging”restraint” and claiming reasonableness in advising “cooperation between Israel and the PLO( taking time away from his 189th golf game since he was foisted upon the country) ;that the more clueless, the more emptyheadedness you are , the higher you can achieve if you can read and project well. And as an aside , who is and from where did this red- headed drip of a parrot come

  • Does the US ask Hamas to restrain itself from firing rockets?
    More than 40 incidents of rocket fire aimed at Israel so far this year.

  • Psaki shows her fascist face once more. Socialists and muslims have one thing in common, there hate against everybody who is not like they are.

  • Is this incident ia thorn in the side of obamas tactics? Is the last thing he needs at this moment something which enrages all Israelis and unites them as a cohesive unit to attack and have an all out war with Hamas. Israel would win a declared war. Does it seem picking Israelis off one by one, using restraint as a tactic…..for the eventual take down of Israel, appear as a best strategy for the moment? Are they hoping Iran will get its nuclear missiles completed so the process is not so painful and drawn out. Does he have only two years to complete the eradication of Israel, if this is his goal? Is he trying to deceive you with a smily faced dimwit. Is she a stooge for obamas administration? Since the left wing liberal press will not ask him tough questions, would he allow Russian journalists to interview him. Why do we have to use Russian journalists to get to the truth about Obama…..crazy world isn’t it!!

  • Lynda S. Layton

    re·straint noun \ri-ˈstrānt\
    : a way of limiting, controlling, or stopping something

    : a device that limits a person’s movement

    ANY QUESTIONS??? >:O

  • I wonder how much “restraint” the White House and the State Department would be exercising, if one of President Obama’s daughters were kidnapped by terrorists.

  • Julian Clovelley

    There can be no security surely until Palestinians and Israeli’s learn to work together against criminality. That is what the call for restraint is about. The alternative would be to declare a de-facto state of war, which would undoubtedly result in far more casualties on both sides, particularly in the West Bank area. Worse still it could create an escalating military activity that would endanger Israel’s very existence.

    I fear that the underlying problem is a delusion that occupation and settlement can ever be peaceful. It wasn’t in Europe after World War Two. Much happened about which no-one nowadays speaks. Whatever the dreams, and what might be considered by some to be mistaken ideologies and beliefs that underly settlement and Occupation activity, the result will always be the same. I wish it were otherwise. I wish one could say “one day it will be different”, however one might view the settlement policies

    But it won’t be. I’m sorry but it will never be safe. It does not matter what the political, cultural, religious, or ethnic shade the occupier might be possessed of, occupation is never safe.

    The British discovered that throughout their Empire, so did the French, the Belgians, Italians, Russians, Germans, Japanese – the Romans, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Byzantines and Ottomans. One learns from these histories, or one learns the harder and more tragic way.

    From local persuasion and corruption to the use of reprisals – nothing works. We either learn to live within the framework of International Law and agreement – co-operating in matters of security – or we will pour sacrifice upon sacrifice to no avail.

  • Sorry, what was your name Jen something? … “it’s been quoted in the media” nope no restraint for Hamas is coming so don’t hold your breath. Feel free to use as much restraint as you want as far as the American teenager who was killed since America doesn’t care, but we do and that’s all that count’s not the Obama regimes opinion on Hamas which is the child of his beloved MB. American Jewry will back Israel all the way to kingdom come if the messianic liberals want it that’s not a problem.

  • BYRON RAMBO SAYS IT WELL “:RESTRAINT FOR WHAT? MORE MURDERS INCLUDING ONE AMERICAN TEENAGER. I THINK THAT’S ALL OBAMA’S STATE DEPARTMENT CAN EVER SAY ABOUT ANYTHING. WHAT ABOUT JUSTICE?”

    “NO CALLS FOR PALESTINIANS TO BRING THE MURDERER’S TO ACCOUNT.”

  • Israel will never show restraint again.

  • If you don’t want continuation of similar unspeakable murderous deed, you must act now deservedly.

  • Tanya Buchman

    She’s probably glad she doesn’t have to remember their names any
    more.
    When can we expect to hear the President’s call for restraint?

  • Butch Dener

    Restraint??
    These were our children.
    If it was malia& sashimi would Hussein Obama urge restraint?
    No
    He’d go all street on their killers!
    Our children deserve the same!

  • Bart A, Charta

    Show restraint by sparing the lives of every Gaza child under the age of 5 and of every Gazan who knows the words to any Arab song for peace. As for the rest….

  • Rachel Schiff

    If it were your child, an American, or a political figure- the world would not keep calm. Children are not chess pieces. May the terrorists’ children befriend Israelis. The most peaceful revenge against hate!

  • Another clueless DC insider. No more restraints. Israel hs restrained itself to the point of disappearing G-d forbid. No, now is time to decimate, eliminate, eradicate, HAMAS.

    Get it??

  • RESTRAINT, who the hell do you think you are to tell Israel to use restraint. Rockets keep flying into Israel, the innocent teenagers murdered, Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel and you want restraint. The only restraint I could see is that we only carpet bomb them once, then go in and finish the job.

  • Another anencephalic mouthpiece for Bee-H-Zero.

  • Bernard Ross

    they should keep their pig snouts out of Israels business.

    • Julian Clovelley

      Just asking Bernard – do you live in Israel yourself? or is your comment, too, that of an outsider?

      • Markus E Brajtman

        Julian.
        Your comment shows what an idiot you are.
        What difference does it make if Bernard lives in US or Israel?

        As a Jew, he ,like every Jews mourns the savage killing of these beautiful young boys.

      • We all live in this world. No one is an outsider. We even tolerate your nonsense.

      • Mike McIntosh

        Just asking Julian- Don’t you see the difference? Bernard is just a person who stated 10 words of advice in the comments section of a fairly unknown website.
        And the other is the United Sates federal government sticking its beak where it doesn’t belong. Making a moronic statement that even the enemy will be sure to hear.
        Do you live in the real world?

      • Julian, I don’t care where you live but from following your comments I can say you are more of an outsider than Bernard, myself or anyone even the islamist trolls who sometimes comment here.

  • BYRON L RAMBO

    RESTRAINT FOR WHAT? MORE MURDERS INCLUDING ONE AMERICAN TEENAGER. I THINK THAT’S ALL OBAMA’S STATE DEPARTMENT CAN EVER SAY ABOUT ANYTHING. WHAT ABOUT JUSTICE?

    NO CALLS FOR PALESTINIANS TO BRING THE MURDERER’S TO ACCOUNT.

  • This is the same state department that encouraged a rapprochement between Hamas and the PA.

    this is the same state department that threatened Israel with another Intifada if the Israeli’s did not surrender during the “negotiations”.

    This is the same state department that treats “both sides” as moral equals.

    This is the same state department that put the focus on Israel while the rest of the Arab world is imploding in civil war.

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