The problem Netanyahu will face if the arrest warrant is issued

Last Updated on May 24, 2024 5:28 pm

Israel has described the possible arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “unprecedented insult”. However, France, Belgium and Slovenia supported the ICC’s decision.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said legal action against Israeli officials was “offensive”.

Earlier, in an interview given to CNN on Monday, ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan said that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s Defense Minister Yav Galant must be held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. For this he has sent a letter to the Jury Panel of the ICC to issue an arrest warrant against them. He also applied for an arrest warrant against the Hamas leader. They are – Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Hania and Mohammad Daif.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to the possible arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court or ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He said Israel is only fighting Hamas, a genocidal terrorist organization. In a personal attack on ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan, Netanyahu said he is the biggest anti-Semite of modern times. Israel’s Defense Minister Galant also expressed his anger.

According to Aljazeera, the ICC arrest warrant against the leaders of Israel and Hamas may be issued this week. But this is not a guaranteed time frame. Karim Khan sent his plea to the judicial panel. They will make a complete decision. If this warrant is issued, Netanyahu will be barred from visiting the ICC’s 124 member countries. He may face arrest in these countries. However, India, China, USA and Russia are not member countries of ICC. Earlier, the ICC issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for committing war crimes in Ukraine.

Since October 7, 35,647 people have been killed in Gaza. More than 80 thousand were injured. Most of the casualties were women and children. More than 80 percent of the people of the blocked valley are displaced.

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