John Kerry caught mocking Israel’s ‘Pinpoint Operation’

By Stephanie Klein | July 21, 2014

By Bradford Thomas

A hot mic on CBS’ “Face the Nation” last Sunday caught Secretary of State John Kerry apparently mocking Israel’s strategic assault on Hamas in Gaza, saying sarcastically to an aide on speakerphone, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” adding “We’ve got to get over there.” When Fox News’ Chris Wallace confronted Kerry on the statement Sunday, he explained that the remark came as reaction to his concern for children and civilians and reconfirmed his support of Israel’s right to defend itself.

Kerry’s “pinpoint operation” reference is a phrase often used by Israeli officials to describe their careful targeting of Hamas operatives, who consistently use human shields as cover for their rocket attacks on Israel. Kerry has been strongly supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself and critical of Hamas’ use of human shields. But his open mic remark drew the attention of Fox’s Wallace, who asked Kerry Sunday, if his comment was made because he was “upset that the Israelis are going too far?”

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