Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly criticised the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an investigation into war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories.
Today, Wednesday, Netanyahu described the decision issued by the Prosecutor of the International Court, Fatou Bensouda, as “an example of anti-Semitism and hypocrisy,” adding: “The State of Israel is under attack this night.”
The Prime Minister stressed that “the court, which was established to prevent the repetition of the atrocities suffered by the Jews at the hands of the Nazis, is turning today against the state of the Jewish people,” adding: “Of course, they do not say a word against Iran, Syria and other dictatorships that commit real war crimes.”
Netanyahu pledged that his government “will act to cancel this outrageous decision.”
These statements come in response to the International Court’s Prosecutor’s confirmation of its decision to open an investigation into war crimes committed in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since June 13, 2014.
Source: The Times of Israel