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Yeah, yeah, yawn: Israel lashes out at ‘outrageous blood libel’ after International Criminal Court requests arrest warrant for Benjamin Netanyahu over war crimes

Israel has lashed out the International Criminal Court after it requested an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over war crime accusations.

British prosecutor Karim Khan said today he is seeking warrants for Netanyahu, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, as well as three Hamas leaders.

An Israeli official slammed the ICC’s move as a ‘baseless blood libel’ against the country, while senior figures including President Isaac Herzog called the move ‘outragious,’ saying it ‘cannot be accepted by anyone’.

‘[The] ICC prosecutor’s baseless blood libel against Israel has crossed a red line in his lawfare efforts against the lone Jewish state and the only democracy in the Middle East,’ the official said, according to the Financial Times.

‘The blood libel will not deter Israel from defending itself and accomplishing all its just war objectives’ in Gaza, the official added.

In an interview on Monday, Khan said the warrants are for war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Hamas terror group’s deadly October 7 attack on Israel and Israel’s subsequent war in the Gaza Strip.

He said warrants were being sought for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri (aka Mohammed Deif), the leader of the Al Qassem Brigades – Hamas’ military wing, and Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ political leader.

Khan told CNN that the charges against the trio 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 CNN host Christiane Amanpour, adding that ‘people have suffered enormously.’

In a separate statement, he said that he saw for himself ‘the devastating scenes of these attacks and the profound impact of the unconscionable crimes charged in the applications filed today.

‘Speaking with survivors, I heard how the love within a family, the deepest bonds between a parent and a child, were contorted to inflict unfathomable pain through calculated cruelty and extreme callousness. These acts demand accountability.’

He also said the ICC was applying for warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant for their part in the assault on the Gaza strip that continues today.

‘We have applied for warrants – of course the judges must determine whether or not to issue them, but we have applied today,’ he told Amanpour.

He said the charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include ‘crimes of causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies, deliberately targeting civilians in conflict.’

Speaking of Israel’s actions, Khan said in a statement that ‘the effects of the use of starvation as a method of warfare, together with other attacks and collective punishment against the civilian population of Gaza are acute, visible and widely known.

‘They include malnutrition, dehydration, profound suffering and an increasing number of deaths among the Palestinian population, including babies, other children, and women,’ he added.

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