22 June 2024,   20:05
This decision will leave an eternal mark of shame on the International Court - Netanyahu to the ICC

Israeli Prime Minister reacted to the requests made by the attorney general of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, to issue arrest warrants against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Minister, and at the same time, he called for the leaders of the Hamas terrorist group to be arrested.

“The appalling decision by ICC prosecutor Karim Khan to seek arrest warrants against Israel’s democratically elected leaders is a moral scandal of historic proportions. The decision will leave an eternal mark of shame on the International Court. Israel is waging a just war against a terrorist, genocidal group… Mr. Khan creates a twisted and false moral equivalence between Israel’s leaders and Hamas’ henchmen. This is as if after 9/11, we created a moral equivalence between President Bush and Osama Bin Laden. Or, during World War II, between Roosevelt and Hitler.

Israel will continue this war in accordance with international law. We will continue to take unprecedented measures to protect civilians, keep them out of the conflict, and allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need in Gaza."

“Karim Khan is not going to stop us from continuing and by abusing his authority, he is turning the International Criminal Court into a farce… What Khan’s decision does is add gasoline to the flame of antisemitism, which today burns throughout the world. Mr. Khan takes his place among the greatest antisemites of modern times. To all the enemies of Israel and its collaborators in The Hague: Israel will continue its war against Hamas until we have won”, - said Benjamin Netanyahu.