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Amal Clooney Advised ICC To Seek Arrest Warrants For Netanyahu, Hamas Leaders

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the UK premiere of ‘The Boys in the Boat’ held at Curzon Cinema Mayfair on December 3, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
5:10pm – Monday, May 20, 2024

Amal Clooney, wife of actor George Clooney, has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to obtain arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, other Hamas associates and Israeli officials. It is reported that he was one of the “experts” who urged this. For their “war crimes”.

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“Amal Clooney is a lawyer specializing in international law and human rights. She represents clients in international tribunals such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Alongside her work in court She advises governments and individuals on legal issues in her area of ​​expertise.” columbia law school.

Clooney, 46, will help Karim Khan, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), assess evidence of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops have been stationed since Israel and Hamas. I was invited to help. Onslaught on October 7thth.

Legal experts in criminal law and international humanitarian law joined Amal Clooney on the panel.

“I agreed to take on this task and joined the panel of international legal experts,” Amal said in a statement.

The ICC has jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif, and other Hamas leaders such as Ismail Hanyahu and Yahya Sinwar. established the right.

“We unanimously conclude that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, Ismail Haniyeh and others committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, including hostage taking, murder and crimes of sexual violence,” Clooney wrote in the panel’s decision.

But she also pointed out that Israel is also responsible for war crimes. Amal claims that Israel has participated in “war, murder, persecution, and starvation as a means of extermination.”

“As a human rights lawyer, I will never accept that one child’s life is worth less than another child’s life. I believe that any conflict is beyond the law and that perpetrators should be above the law. I do not accept that this is the case,” Amal wrote.

“I therefore support the historic step taken by the International Criminal Court prosecutor to bring justice to victims of Israeli and Palestinian atrocities,” she added.

Amal’s Hollywood spouse is one of President Biden’s most high-profile supporters. George Clooney, actress Julia Roberts and former President Barack Obama have joined the Biden campaign for a “lavish fundraiser” in Los Angeles next month. Clooney reportedly supports Biden through online ads and social media posts.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, described the ICC ruling as the latest example of “what the new anti-Semitism looks like.”

“This is a tribute to the IDF soldiers who are fighting with extraordinary heroism against the despicable Hamas killers who attacked us with horrific atrocities on October 7,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a statement translated into English. It was directed at me,” he said.

“What a fraud of justice! What a disgrace!” he added.

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