U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tells Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that 'we're sharing in your grief' over the fatal shooting of an Israeli couple in the West Bank. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday (October 2) held talks in New York, where they vowed to address the issue of ongoing violence, particularly in the Middle East. Shaking hands and speaking to reporters before they began, Netanyahu condemned Thursday's lethal shooting of an Israeli couple as they drove through the occupied West Bank. "I have to say that I have yet to hear any condemnation from President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. Worse, I heard senior officials...praise this action," Netanyahu said. "They say this is the way to go. No, it's not the way to go. The way to go for any conceivable arrangement is to fight terrorism and to make sure that terrorism reaps no rewards," he added. Kerry also condemned the attack and spoke briefly about Thursday's deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college. "We're sharing with you the grief that Israel feels today," he said. "I hope we can share also the efforts going forward that can reduce and maybe ultimately one day eliminate any families having to go through these kinds of losses." The two men were meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.