A frustrated John Kerry was caught on camera during a conversation with an aide about the ongoing conflict in Gaza, in which he appeared critical of Israel’s recent strikes there. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” the secretary of state said to an unidentified aide over the phone.
“We’ve got to get over there,” Kerry later said. “I think, John, we ought to go tonight — I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”
Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace asked Kerry about the conversation, and if he thought Israel had gone too far in its operations. Kerry called the situation “difficult” and “tough,” but reiterated that the United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself.
“I reacted, obviously, in a way that anybody does in respect to young children and civilians,” he added.