Kerry Expresses Exasperation With Civilian Toll in Gaza

July 22, 2014 1:12 AM

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Washington: Secretary of State John F. Kerry strongly criticized Palestinian leaders Sunday for rejecting a cease-fire plan, but he also appeared - in comments captured by a live microphone - to express exasperation with the high cost in civilian lives as Israel pressed its ground attack on Gaza. (UN Calls for Immediate Truce as Gaza Toll Tops 500)

Kerry, who was expected to leave shortly for the region, had a scheduled sweep of the five major network television programs when, between interviews, he spoke by cellphone to an unidentified aide.

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