Resumption of negotiations/Shooting of Palestinian teenagers/USDoS press briefing/Non-UN document (excerpts)

Marie Harf

Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing

Washington, DC

May 23, 2014


  • Efforts to Build Trust / Would Like Negotiations to Resume 


1:17 p.m. EDT


QUESTION: — is there anyone who will assume the role in his place in terms of direct contact with the Palestinians?

MS. HARF: Again, he’s here, he’s working. I don’t have any predictions to make for you about staffing going forward.

QUESTION: Okay. And just a quick follow-up to a question that was raised here yesterday on your follow-up on the investigation of the killing of Palestinian teenagers.

MS. HARF: Uh-huh.

QUESTION: Have you gotten anything back on this from the Israelis?

MS. HARF: Nothing new. Obviously, we are looking to the Government of Israel to conduct a prompt and transparent investigation. We’re closely following the incident and will continue to be in touch with the Government of Israel.

QUESTION: And then just to follow up on the point that was raised, I believe by Matt yesterday, that in view of Israel’s record on – in terms of investigation and so on, are you sure that Israel will come through on its promise to investigate this thing thoroughly, and put the blame where it should lie?

MS. HARF: Well, again, we’ve – we’re looking to them to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation, and we’ll keep talking to them about it.


Document Type: Briefing, Press briefing, Transcript
Country: Israel, United States of America
Subject: Armed conflict, Casualties, Incidents
Publication Date: 23/05/2014
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