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BREAKING: ICC Seeks To Arrest Isreal Prime Minister

Karim Khan, the prosecutor said the charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include “causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies, deliberately targeting civilians in conflict”.

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The International Criminal Court has asked for an arrest warrant to arrest and detain Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Isreal for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

According to CNN, the arrest warrant was made via ICC’s chief prosecutor on Monday, and it marks the first time the ICC has targeted the top leader of a close ally of the United States.

Benjamin Netanyahu is not the only person the ICC is seeking to arrest as the leaders of Hamas Yahya Sinwar, Muhammad Deif, Ismail Haniyeh, and Isreal’s defense minister, Yoav Gallant are also set to face justice.

Karim Khan, the prosecutor told CNN’s Amanpour the charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include “causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies, deliberately targeting civilians in conflict”.

He said the charges against Sinwar, Haniyeh, and al-Masri of Hamas include “extermination, murder, taking of hostages, rape and sexual assault in detention.”

“The world was shocked on the 7th of October when people were ripped from their bedrooms, from their homes, from the different kibbutzim in Israel,” Khan told Amanpour, adding that “people have suffered enormously.”

The charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include “causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies, deliberately targeting civilians in conflict,” Khan told Amanpour.

In it’s analysis of this development, the New York Times said Mr. Khan’s request must still be approved by judges from the court. The Israeli government is yet to give its official response. Also, the powers that be in Hamas are yet to give their reaction.

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