European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Calls for War Crimes Charges Against Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to call on the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel for war crimes. The measure, spearheaded by MEP Evin Incir of the Swedish Social Democrats, was approved by 41 to 24, with 9 abstentions. The MEPs also "regret the unilateral decisions of some states to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital and move their embassies." At the same time, they sought to have the EU treat Jerusalem as Palestinian. The conservative ECR group attempted to amend the text so that it condemns terrorism and calls for Hamas to immediately return the remains of IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul and release Israeli civilians Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, but the amendments did not pass.

2023-06-29 00:00:00

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