Arrest warrant sought for Netanyahu, Hamas leaders: 'Responsible for war crimes'

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The chief prosecutor of the Criminal Court said that he believes Netanyahu, his defense minister Yoav Gallant and three Hamas leaders are responsible for war crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

India Today World Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: May 20, 2024 17:19 IST

The chief prosecutor of the Criminal Court announced on Monday that he is seeking arrest warrants for both Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, due to their actions during the seven-month conflict between Israel and Hamas, news agency Associated Press reported.

Karim Khan stated that he holds Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders — Yehia Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, and Ismail Haniyeh — accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Notably, Israel is not a member of the court, and even if the arrest warrants are issued, both the Israeli leaders do not face any immediate risk of prosecution.

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Sahil Sinha

Published On:

May 20, 2024

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