U.S. State Dept.: Jewish Man Stabbing Arabs Was ‘Terrorism’

The State Department called the stabbing of four Arab Israeli men by a Jewish man an “act of terrorism.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu also condemned the incident—which is suspected to be a revenge attack—as unacceptable violence, but the State Department’s labeling came out distinctly harsher. Amid rising violence between Palestinians and Israelis, a State Department spokesperson also said Wednesday that ”individuals on both sides of this divide have proven capable of and, in our view, guilty of acts of terrorism” and that the agency had seen reports of “excessive use of violence” by the Israeli government.