This is the second time in three days Obama has called Netanyahu to bitch him out over civilian casualties.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel’s ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a statement.
According to the White House, Obama raised concerns about the number of casualties in recent days. As the New York Times reported, Sunday marked the deadliest day in the conflict so far, with 87 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.
“The President discussed Israel’s ongoing military operation, reiterated the United States’ condemnation of attacks by Hamas against Israel, and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself,” the White House said. “The President also raised serious concern about the growing number of casualties, including increasing Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza and the loss of Israeli soldiers.”