Responsibility for ‘incitement’ falls on both Netanyahu and Abbas, Obama says

WASHINGTON – Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are responsible for rhetoric stoking a wave of violence between their peoples, US President Barack Obama said on Friday, in his first comments on the crisis.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence directed against innocent people, and believe Israel has a right to maintain basic law and order," Obama said. "We’re very concerned about the outbreak of violence."


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