Aperture Mideast talks just after fresh aggression, President Barack Obama on Wednesday warn militant Hamas that the United States and its allies won't be stopped up in their pursuit of peace by the acts of terrorists.
Status with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Obama condemned the killings on Tuesday of four Israelis who were shot while traveling near the West Bank city of Hebron. Hamas, which discards Israel's right to exist and oppose peace talks, claimed accountability.
"I want everybody to be very clear," Obama said. "The United States is going to be untiring in its support of Israel's sanctuary. And we are going to push back against these kinds of terrorist attacks. And so the message should go out to Hamas and everyone else who is taking thanks for these heinous crimes that this is not going to stop us."