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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for top Israeli and Hamas leaders

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced he is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and three leaders of Hamas: Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Haniyeh and Mohammed Deif.

The charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include starvation of civilians, extermination, intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population, among other crimes. The charges against the Hamas leaders include extermination, murder, taking hostages, rape, among other crimes.




"It places Israel's leaders of this genocidal onslaught on the Gaza Strip in the dock," says Middle East analyst Mouin Rabbani, who explains why this will be "very significant" for Israel's allies and signatories to the ICC. "They now have to make a choice between Israeli impunity and obligations under the Rome Statute."
 

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23 Responses to “ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for top Israeli and Hamas leaders”

  • Balanced:

    Cowardly balanced.

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  • Stop wasting time, the ICC would not dare to issue the warrants for fear the US may decide to bomb and invade Netherland. So stop harping on this and move on.

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  • rice:

    Good.
    Arrest the trouble-makers and their $ponsors.
    Humanity can have more Peace without them.
    War is evil but war-mongers are even more evil.
    This troubled world needs Leaders of PEACE ,NOT leaders of AGGRESSION.

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  • Include sleepy joe & his gang:

    Should include sleepy joe and his gang! w/o these people, the “war” will not drag on for so long and causing so many deaths!

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  • Western Dogs:

    ICC goes after non-western “war criminals.” The real war criminals in Iraq and Agfhan are totally free, from the private soldiers to the chief commanders.

    TRE Tech:
    Stop wasting time, the ICC would not dare to issue the warrants for fear the US may decide to bomb and invade Netherland. So stop harping on this and move on.

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  • Include sleepy joe & his gang:
    Should include sleepy joe and his gang! w/o these people, the “war” will not drag on for so long and causing so many deaths!

    I am tempted to agree. Should include the warmongering Benny Gantz (Israel), Blinken and SecDef.

    But then who in the world dare touch US? lol

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    Include sleepy joe & his gang:
    Should include sleepy joe and his gang! w/o these people, the “war” will not drag on for so long and causing so many deaths!

    Yes, this is correct.
    In God We Tru$t Joe Biden MUST be arrested for instigating war world over for their own selfish interests.

    Facts#1 Former Trump adviser John Bolton admits to planning foreign coups
    https://youtu.be/OSamI4q145w

    Facts#2 Massive Western Hypocrisy Exposed
    https://youtu.be/9EgLPC0xOz4
    @eddieokpara3549
    7 days ago
    The world is tired of being lectured by the U.S., the U.K. and E.U on democracy and human rights. The sheer hypocrisy. Do as I say, not as I do.

    Facts#3 Contrast between US and HK campus protest is amazing
    http://youtu.be/Eey8PtfG6zA&t=47s

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  • Makes Sense:

    There is no genocide in Gaza – Biden
    The US leader has promised to “always stand with Israel”

    Netanyahu says more people starving to death in US than in Gaza
    The ICC’s top prosecutor accused Israel of “starvation of civilians as a method of warfare”

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  • Senators admit guilt:

    ‘We’re next!’ US senator warns about ICC
    A group led by Lindsey Graham has urged sanctions against The Hague-based court

    If the International Criminal Court is willing to go after the Israeli leadership, it won’t hesitate to go after US lawmakers, according to Senator Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican has united with Democrats in calling for sanctions on the Hague court.

    ICC prosecutor Karim Khan has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, arguing there were “reasonable grounds to believe” that they were guilty of “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in the Gaza conflict. Khan has also sought warrants for three senior members of Hamas.

    “We – hopefully, together – will find a way to register our displeasure with the ICC because if they’ll do this to Israel, we’re next,” Graham said on Tuesday, at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing where US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was testifying.

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  • Traffic Down:

    Ownself write ownself read.
    Nothing good will turn out getting money from the wrong source.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Putin also in the list. Somemore Xi and Putin 攬頭攬頸 喔! So Xi should be consider to be included as well.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    Whether or not Karim Khan is successful in getting the warrants, this is already a win as it shows no one is above the LAW and can at anytime be declared as a “wanted criminal,” by the World Court. The Americans and the Israelis are not signatories to the ICC jurisdiction but they cannot escape the worldwide condemnation of their actions. By this action,the ICC has removed the powers of the Americans globally as many countries globally who are signatories have to abide by the ruling.This is a big win for Law and Order globally. It gives a deserved slap to the US President and the Israeli PM.It indirectly clips their powers to continue with the killing and massacre of the Palestinians.Next should be Biden,Blinken and all this American senators who have supported the WAR. There are American Senators like Bernie Sanders who support the ICC verdict.

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  • Nathan:

    This is just an application. The ICC judges will have to give the nods, before the warrant of arrest can be issue.

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  • Yes Nathan, you are so correct.

    And the judges will issue the warrants on: NEVER

    If they dare to issue the US has threatened to invade the nation. lol

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  • ICC:

    Will it be a big surprise if the judges half agree with the prosecutor? They give warrants against hamas leaders!

    TRE Tech:
    Yes Nathan, you are so correct.

    And the judges will issue the warrants on: NEVER

    If they dare to issue the US has threatened to invade the nation. lol

    Tech: Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised at all, knowing how unscrupulous the Biden administration can be.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @TRE Tech
    I disagree. The warrants will be issued for both Zionists and the Hamas leaders. Once the warrants are issued, it can be enforced anywhere in a State that is a signatory.If they have bank accounts, it can be frozen. This is a way to ending wars on the ground, killing human lives,nature and destruction to properties.It will also mean the Americans, British and Germans cannot be providing arms to the Zionists as warrants can be issued against their leaders.It is a huge step forward in taking control of Law and Order globally.It bye passes the Americans and nullifies their power.

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  • @SINGAROAR

    Under normal circumstances, if it was Russia, N Korea and maybe China, the warrants I would say is a sure thing. Unfortunately, this is Israel we are talking about, so it will very likely not happen.

    The prosecutors may be genuine and keen to proceed, but the judges at the ICC are politicians and this is a political affair. With the US threatening to invade Netherlands and breathing down the judges’ neck, the 3 judges wouldn’t dare to sign off on the warrants.

    These 3 political appointees, per se, has too much to lose unless they feel strongly for the poor Palestinians, but how many of us really do care whether Palestinians in Gaza die or not, over say a $1m paycheck?

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  • Biladatang:

    When ICC issued warrant of arrest against Putin, Biden and his gang cheered!

    South Africa complained to ICC that people committed genocide in Gaza.

    The complaint was looked into, and now the prosecution, represented by someone who is a UK citizen, applied to the ICC to issue warrants for arrest against the suspected perpetrators, this signifies that the complaint is substantiated and the perpetrators should be taken to task.

    ICC represents the humanitarian value being upheld by the European people. We respect the noble principle of ICC. The people sitting in there should have the gumption to do what they are supposed to do.

    Yes, please do what is right, please do what is necessary, ICC is the difference.

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  • SINGAROAR:

    @TR Tech
    For the past months there were groups of people who are in the legal field who have signed petitions to their respective govts in the UK,Europe and Israel opposing the genocide in Gaza. If Nethanyahu is arrested in Israel to face charges then the warrants will be issued. American Senator Bernie Sanders also supports the ICC verdict. As more people in the world support the ICC action, the possibility of arrest might be imminent. The ICJ verdict is also due.So I will remain optimistic.

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  • Old man:

    You are still living in ancient times.

    PAP mandate strong:
    Putin also in the list. Somemore Xiand Putin 攬頭攬頸 喔! So Xi should be consider to be included as well.

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  • PAP mandate strong:
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  • Western Dogs:

    Western Dogs:
    ICC goes after non-western “war criminals.” The real war criminals in Iraq and Agfhan are totally free, from the private soldiers to the chief commanders.

    PAP mandate strong:
    @ You are still living in ancient times.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/putin-bashir-kony-among-icc-war-crimes-suspects-large-2024-05-21/

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Well Eastern Louts,

    As long as one dont leave their country or visit one that’s adhere to ICC.

    Thats why the last BRIC summit in africa, Putin cannot turn up.

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