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Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon

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Release No: NR-352-14
July 2, 2014

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone today with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon.

Secretary Hagel called Minister Ya'alon to express his condolences to both the families of the Israeli teenagers who were found dead in the West Bank and to the people of Israel. Secretary Hagel pledged his continued support for finding the perpetrators and urged all parties to refrain from steps that could be further destabilizing. Minister Ya'alon thanked Secretary Hagel for his call and updated him on events unfolding in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.