Israel readies for international arrest warrants

“We simply won’t leave the country,” says FM, as International Criminal Court prepares to target Israeli leaders.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: International Criminal Court
The Peace Palace in The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice. Photo: Shutterstock

Israel believes that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague will in the coming week issue arrest warrants for top Israeli officials amid charges of humanitarian violations in the Gaza Strip.

Arrest warrants are expected to be filed against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz stressed that Israel has gone out of its way to avoid civilian casualties and enable the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza. In fact, it has done this much more so than any other nation involved in a full-scale war in modern times.

Given this, for the ICC to even entertain the idea of issuing arrest warrants for Israeli leaders as though they were criminals “is entirely hypocritical. We will just remain here and not leave the country” in order to avoid arrest, Katz told Channel 12 News.

“No one will prevent us from protecting the security interests of the citizens of Israel and letting the IDF do its job. We will not be deterred,” he added.

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2 responses to “Israel readies for international arrest warrants”

  1. psalm100al says:

    Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil. If they read the Holy Bible they would know what will happen to all those who go against Israel, God’s chosen.

  2. Esther Wischer says:

    Praying that God will intervene!

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