Morsy: US has 'a special responsibility' to Palestinians

September 23, 2012 03:37

The United States has "a special responsibility" to the Palestinians rooted in Washington's signing of the 1978 peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy told The New York Times ahead of trip to the United Nations in New York on Sunday.

"As long as peace and justice are not fulfilled for the Palestinians," Morsy told the Times, "then the treaty (Camp David) remains unfulfilled." Washington must live up to its Camp David commitment to Palestinian autonomy, he said.

The Camp David Accords, which established peace between Israel and Egypt, also foresaw a withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza Strip and eventual autonomy for the Palestinians.

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