ICC prosecutor pursues arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Hamas leaders


The lead prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Hamas in Gaza for alleged war crimes.

Karim Khan said there were reasonable grounds to believe that both men bore criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity from at least 7 October 2023.

The ICC, based in The Hague, has been investigating Israel’s actions in the occupied territories for the past three years – and more recently the actions of Hamas as well.

Mr Netanyahu recently called the prospect of senior Israel figures joining the ICC’s wanted list “an outrage of historic proportions”.

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