U.S. Opposes ICC Probe of Israel's Conduct in Gaza

(AFP) Danny Kemp - The U.S. said Monday it opposed the International Criminal Court's (ICC) investigation into Israel's conduct in Gaza, amid reports that Israeli officials fear the Hague-based tribunal could soon issue arrest warrants. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, "We've been really clear about the ICC investigation, that we don't support it, we don't believe that they have the jurisdiction." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday, "Israel will never accept any attempt by the ICC to undermine its inherent right of self-defense. While the ICC will not affect Israel's actions, it would set a dangerous precedent that threatens the soldiers and officials of all democracies fighting savage terrorism and wanton aggression." Neither the U.S. nor Israel is a member of the ICC.

2024-04-30 00:00:00

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