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ICC requests arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Hamas leaders over ‘war crimes’

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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Middle East, Israel, International Criminal Court, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas
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An International Criminal Court prosecutor announced Monday that he has filed applications for arrest warrants against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Hamas leaders for allegedly committing "war crimes" during the conflict in Gaza. 

Prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement that based on evidence collected and examined by his office, he has "reasonable grounds" to believe Netanyahu and Gallant "bear criminal responsibility for ... war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on the territory of the State of Palestine." 

He said those alleged crimes include "starvation of...

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