Netanyahu calls ICC arrest warrants against him 'A hit job'

On Monday, the International Criminal Court announced that it had filed arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, as well as leaders of Hamas.

Journalist Kyle Becker posted the video to X along with more details.

"A member of the International Criminal Court said, "On the basis of evidence collected and examined by my Office, I have reasonable grounds to believe that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Yoav GALLANT, the Minister of Defence of Israel, bear criminal responsibility for the following war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on the territory of the State of Palestine (in the Gaza strip) from at least 8 October 2023."

The ICC accused Israeli leaders of: "Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, willfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health, willful killing, intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population," among other things.

Becker continued the transcription, "My Office submits that the war crimes alleged in these applications were committed in the context of an international armed conflict between Israel and Palestine, and a non-international armed conflict between Israel and Hamas (together with other Palestinian Armed Groups) running in parallel."

"We submit that the crimes against humanity charged were committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack against the Palestinian civilian population pursuant to State policy. These crimes, in our assessment, continue to this day."

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the ICC's notice of arrest warrants against him, "A hit job." Netanyahu compared the move to issuing arrest warrants for both former President George W. Bush and Bin Laden after 9/11, issuing arrest warrants for both former President FDR and Hitler after World War II, and so on.
No arrests have yet been made. This is a developing story.


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