Situation of Palestinians is unbearable: U.S. President
The situation of the Palestinians is unbearable. A truce may be achieved only through observing the "road map", Obama said in his speech at the Cairo University, BBC reported..
The peace agreement provides the coexistence of an Israeli and a Palestinian state in peace and security, and that is what wins in the fight," Obama said.
Israel must cease building Jewish settlements in the West Bank that the United States consider illegal, in order to reach truce.
"Settlements are trying to abandon the armistice, and it is time to stop them. However, Arab countries should also focus not on the past, but on the future" he said.
The Palestinians must stop the military resistance to Israel and stop violence in the region.
"Hamas must understand that it is responsible to the Palestinians, and that armed resistance will not lead to success" Obama said.
He added that Hamas must recognize Israel's right to exist, just as Israel must understand that the existence of a Palestinian state is necessary for a truce.