Josh Earnest is pressed on whether or not he believes Israel is committing war crimes, or using a disproportionate amount of force. He gives a fairly long and detailed answer before the reporter notes that last time he asked the same question, the answer given was “no.”

He then (below) reflects sympathies for civilians on both sides. He then follows it up by harshly criticizing Hamas and standing by the president’s support of IDF.

Filmed by Ford Fischer