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5/27, 10:22 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Blinken, Lapid discuss efforts to 'maintain calm' in M. East

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on Friday about the "importance of Israelis and Palestinians working to maintain calm," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Price added that Blinken also stressed the importance of investigating the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and reiterated America's support for a "negotiated two-state solution."

Palestinians accused Israeli forces of assassinating Abu Akleh, while the Israeli side claimed she was killed by Palestinians "who were firing indiscriminately at the time."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP