Arrest Warrants Sought by ICC for Sinwar and Netanyahu for October 7 Attack and Gaza War Crimes

ICC Seeks Arrest Warrants for Hamas Leader and Israeli Prime Minister

The International Criminal Court’s Pursuit


The International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the October 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza, according to the court’s chief prosecutor Karim Khan in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Additional Warrants Issued

Khan stated that the ICC is also seeking warrants for Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and two other top Hamas leaders – Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri and Ismail Haniyeh.

The warrants against the Israeli politicians mark a significant move by the ICC, targeting the top leader of a close ally of the United States for the first time.

Judicial Review

A panel of ICC judges will now consider Khan’s application for the arrest warrants.

Charges and Allegations

Khan outlined the charges against Sinwar, Haniyeh, and al-Masri, including accusations of “extermination, murder, taking of hostages, rape, and sexual assault in detention.”

Khan emphasized the suffering and impact of the October 7 attacks, highlighting the need for accountability.

Responses and Reactions

Netanyahu’s strong opposition to the potential arrest warrants was met with a firm response from Khan, who reiterated that no one is above the law.

Khan advised Israel to challenge the ICC’s jurisdiction if they disagree with the court’s actions.

Notably, Israel and the United States are not ICC members, but the court asserts jurisdiction over certain territories due to agreements with Palestinian leaders.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-05-20 10:41:00

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