The White House urges all sides to refrain from steps that could destabilize situation following deaths of three Israeli teens. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House is condemning the deaths of the three Israeli teens whose bodies were found on Sunday under a pile of rocks. Israel has blamed their abduction and killing on the militant Palestinian group, Hamas. In a White House briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. encourages Israel and the Palestinian authority to continue to work together to find the perpetrators of the crime. "We're engaged with both sides and continue to urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation," said Earnest.