U.S. crude rises towards $88/bbl on MEast violence

SINGAPORE Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:39am EST

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SINGAPORE Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. benchmark January crude rose $1 on Monday to $87.92 a barrel as violence between Israel and the Palestinians escalated, flaming concerns about supply disruptions from the Middle East. (Reporting by Luke Pachymuthu; editing by Miral Fahmy)