ICC Seeks Arrest Warrants Against Sinwar and Netanyahu for War Crimes over Oct. 7 Attack and Gaza War

(CNN) Ivana Kottasova - The International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza, the court's prosecutor Karim Khan told CNN on Monday. The ICC is also seeking an arrest warrant for Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The decision puts Netanyahu in the company of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. By applying for arrest warrants against Israeli and Hamas leaders in the same action, the ICC is placing a terror organization and an elected government on an equivalent footing. A panel of ICC judges will now consider the matter. Israel and the U.S. are not members of the ICC.

2024-05-21 00:00:00

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