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Kerry Blames ‘Incitement’ for Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue

John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, speaks at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, speaks at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Palestinian leaders to restrain the “incitement” he blamed for a deadly assault on a Jerusalem synagogue today.

“People who had come to worship God in the sanctuary of a synagogue were hatcheted and hacked and murdered in that holy place in an act of pure terror and senseless brutality and murder,” Kerry said today in London, hours after the attack. “I call on the Palestinian leadership at every single level to condemn this in the most powerful terms. This violence has no place anywhere.”