Netanyahu slams ICC prosecutor Karim Khan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized Karim AA Khan, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, for applying for arrest warrants against him and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Khan is Suspect It said there were “sufficient grounds to believe” that the two Israeli officials were criminally responsible for “war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

“What a travesty of justice. What a disgrace.”

Khan is also seeking arrest warrants for several Hamas officials, arguing that there are “sufficient grounds to believe that they are criminally responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.” There is.

Israel has been working to annihilate Hamas in response to the brutal attack on October 7 last year, when terrorists carried out massacres, rapes and kidnappings.

“Like any other state, Israel has the right to take action to protect its people. However, that right does not exempt Israel or any state from its obligation to comply with international humanitarian law. Even if it had goals, the means by which Israel chose to achieve them in Gaza meant that it was a crime to intentionally cause death, starvation, great suffering, or serious injury to the body or health of civilians. Yes,” Khan said in a statement.

Prime Minister Netanyahu: “The outrageous decision by ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan to seek arrest warrants against democratically elected leaders of Israel is a moral outrage of historic proportions. It leaves a mark of eternal shame on the international court.” I will leave it behind.” Declared. “Israel is waging a just war against Hamas, the genocidal terrorist organization that has carried out the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust.”

He accused Khan of “setting up a false moral equivalency between Israeli leaders and Hamas minions.” This is like creating a moral equivalence between President Bush and Osama bin Laden after September 11th, or between FDR and Hitler during World War II. What a shameful travesty of justice,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said.

President Joe Biden also characterized Khan’s actions as “outrageous.”

“The application by the ICC prosecutor for an arrest warrant against an Israeli leader is outrageous. And let me be clear: no matter what this prosecutor says, there is no equivalent relationship between Israel and Hamas. There is none. We will always stand with Israel against threats to its security,” Biden said. statement.

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman, who has unabashedly supported Israel’s right to wage war in response to last year’s attack, also criticized the ICC.

“Seeking arrest warrants for both Israeli and Hamas leaders suggests that there is moral equivalence between them, but there is no such thing and we are tired of suggesting otherwise. The ICC’s credibility is now in tatters, and they have no one but themselves to thank for it,” Fetterman declared in a statement. Tweet.

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