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No fact-finding visit:

ICC prosecutor canceled visit on same day he announced warrants

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan canceled a long-planned visit to gather evidence on war between Israel and Hamas on the same day he announced he is seeking warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant, 8 sources say.

ICC prosecutor canceled visit on same day he announced warrants

Russia accused of starving Ukrainian citizens in Mariupol

Human rights NGO Global Rights Compliance submits opinion to International Criminal Court that Russian forces attempted to starve civilians in 2022 siege of Mariupol.

Russia accused of starving Ukrainian citizens in Mariupol

George Clooney complains to Biden about ICC criticism

Hollywood actor angered by US President's criticism of the ICC warrants against Israeli leaders that his wife Amal Clooney worked to achieve.

George Clooney complains to Biden about ICC criticism

Sen. Tom Cotton to A-G: Investigate ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan

Four US Senators urge US Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan for 'materially supporting terrorism through his targeting of Israeli officials.'

Sen. Tom Cotton to A-G: Investigate ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan

Over warrants for Israelis

House approves bill to sanction ICC officials

US House of Representatives passes legislation that would sanction International Criminal Court for requesting arrest warrants for Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.

House approves bill to sanction ICC officials

Pro-Israel Democrats urge sanctions on ICC officials

A group of 19 pro-Israel House Democrats, led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, pushing back on the White House's opposition to impose sanctions against ICC for seeking arrest warrants against senior Israeli officials.

Pro-Israel Democrats urge sanctions on ICC officials

White House officials:

'Sanctions on ICC are not the right answer'

Biden administration says it opposes sanctions being pushed by Republicans against ICC in response to its Chief Prosecutor's decision to seek arrest warrants against Israeli leaders.

'Sanctions on ICC are not the right answer'

Attorney General:

ICC prosecutor disregards Israel's legal system

AG Baharav-Miara criticizes ICC Chief prosecutor Karim Khan for ignoring that Israel can investigate itself and creating moral equivalence with Hamas, and the ICJ attempt to charge Israel with genocide.

ICC prosecutor disregards Israel's legal system

ICC Prosecutor:

'I am not saying Israel is akin to Hamas'

ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan justifies decision to request arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant: Israel has every right to protect its population, but nobody has a license to commit war crimes.

'I am not saying Israel is akin to Hamas'

Geert Wilders to Netanyahu:

'The ICC prosecutor is ridiculous and wrong'

Dutch right-wing leader speaks to Netanyahu to express support for Israel and denounce the ICC decision to seek arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

'The ICC prosecutor is ridiculous and wrong'

Attorney General:

ICC warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant 'lack any basis'

AG Gali Baharav-Miara and State Attorney Amit Eisman reject ICC prosecutor's seeking arrest warrants for Israeli leaders, note Israel's and their ability to investigate claims.

ICC warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant 'lack any basis'

Col. Richard Kemp:

'ICC warrants are like Nuremberg trying Churchill and Truman'

Former commander of British forces in Afghanistan tells Arutz Sheva ICC prosecutor's seeking of arrest warrants against Israeli leaders are a 'political not a legal decision' and a 'scandalous abuse of the ICC’s power.'

'ICC warrants are like Nuremberg trying Churchill and Truman'

Trump adviser:

'US should sanction top ICC officials'

Trump's former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien to Reuters: The US should slap sanctions on ICC officials who seek an arrest warrant for Netanyahu.

'US should sanction top ICC officials'

Netanyahu to CNN:

'Israel has no intention of resettling the Gaza Strip'

Prime Minister Netanyahu in interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper: The ICC's arrest warrants are beyond outrageous.

'Israel has no intention of resettling the Gaza Strip'

Bennett:

ICC starvation accusation an "absolute lie"

Former PM pushes back on ICC Chief Prosecutor's claim Netanyahu and Gallant have a "starvation policy" against the people of Gaza.

ICC starvation accusation an "absolute lie"

Germany:

'We respect ICC independence, reject Israel-Hamas equivalence'

German government reacts to ICC prosecutor's decision to seek arrest warrants against Hamas and Israeli leader, praises the former while questioning the latter.

'We respect ICC independence, reject Israel-Hamas equivalence'

Netanyahu:

'ICC arrest warrants a hit job to demonize Israel'

PM tells ABC News ICC prosecutor's claim Israel using starvation as a weapon of war is absurd given the amount of water and aid trucks Israel has supplied or allowed into Gaza.

'ICC arrest warrants a hit job to demonize Israel'

Senator Schumer:

'ICC prosecutor’s decision is unfair and reprehensible'

Senate Majority Leader denounces ICC decision to seek arrest warrants for Israeli leaders: There never can be any equivalency between Israel’s right to defend itself against terror and Hamas’s barbarity.

'ICC prosecutor’s decision is unfair and reprehensible'

Bernie Sanders:

'ICC prosecutor right to take actions against Israeli leaders'

Senator Bernie Sanders welcomes ICC Chief Prosecutor's request for arrest warrants against Israelis: Sinwar started the horrific war but Netanyahu has waged an unprecedented war of destruction against the entire Palestinian people.

'ICC prosecutor right to take actions against Israeli leaders'

House Democratic Leader:

'ICC decision is shameful and unserious'

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries criticizes ICC Chief Prosecutor's request for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders: America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad.

'ICC decision is shameful and unserious'

Italian FM against ICC:

'Unacceptable to equate Israeli government with Hamas'

Italy's Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, condemns decision by ICC Chief Prosecutor to seek arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant.

'Unacceptable to equate Israeli government with Hamas'

Ambassador Erdan:

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN blasts the request of the ICC Chief Prosecutor to issue arrest warrants against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant: An act of outrageous absurdity and moral bankruptcy.

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Biden:

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

Biden speaks at event in honor of Jewish Heritage Month: Contrary to allegations made against Israel by the ICC, Israel is not committing genocide.

'US stands with Israel in its efforts to take out Hamas butchers'

Foreign Ministry:

'Prosecutor Khan's decision is morally twisted'

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Oren Marmorstein calls ICC warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant 'absurdity incarnate: He asks to equate the attackers and the attacked.'

'Prosecutor Khan's decision is morally twisted'

Netanyahu:

'Karim Khan takes place among the great antisemites of our time'

PM reacts to ICC prosecutor seeking arrest warrants against him and Defense Minister, vows 'attempt to tie our hands will fail.'

'Karim Khan takes place among the great antisemites of our time'

Biden on ICC warrants:

No equivalence between Israel and Hamas

President Joe Biden responded to the warrant applications by the International Criminal Court

No equivalence between Israel and Hamas

Rep. Elise Stefanik:

'Congress must sanction ICC over Israel arrest warrants'

Republican rep. calls on US Congress to punish International Criminal Court after Chief Prosecutor announced he is pursuing arrest warrants against PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant.

'Congress must sanction ICC over Israel arrest warrants'

Human Rights expert:

'ICC warrants an attempt to destroy Israel dressed as intl. law'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva the Biden Administration's questioning of Israel's right to defend itself led to ICC prosecutor's decision to pursue arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant.

'ICC warrants an attempt to destroy Israel dressed as intl. law'

Herzog:

ICC warrants 'beyond outrageous, embolden terrorists'

Israeli President condemns International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan forseeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Gallant in addition to Sinwar.

ICC warrants 'beyond outrageous, embolden terrorists'

ICC Prosecutor seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Sinwar

Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan conflated the leaders of the Hamas terror organization with those of the only democracy in the Middle East, saying he is seeking warrants for 'war crimes and crimes against humanity.'

ICC Prosecutor seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Sinwar

The ICC challenge is political and strategic, not legal

The ICC is just one more weapon in the Palestinian arsenal in its war on Israel, and arrest warrants against us are almost inevitable. It is time to fight back. Op-ed.

The ICC challenge is political and strategic, not legal

GOP Senators to ICC:

'Target Israel and we will target you'

12 Republican Senators write to ICC Chief Prosecutor that if he issues arrest warrants against Israeli officials, the US will impose sanctions on ICC officials and the organization itself.

'Target Israel and we will target you'

Petition demands: Invoke act to protect Israel against ICC action

International coalition o lawyers urges US President Biden to invoke 'Hague Invasion Act' in defense of Israeli officials against ICC action.

Petition demands: Invoke act to protect Israel against ICC action

ICC Prosecutor:

'Do not try to intimidate the court'

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan denounces attempts to undermine the court's work as US and Israeli officials criticize possible ICC arrest warrants against Israeli leaders.

'Do not try to intimidate the court'

Report:

US senators discussed Israel warrants with ICC officials

Axios report: A bipartisan group of US senators held a virtual meeting with senior officials at the ICC to express concern about possible arrest warrants being issued for Israeli leaders.

US senators discussed Israel warrants with ICC officials

Israel warns:

ICC warrants will lead to retaliation against PA

The Biden administration has made clear to ICC officials in private that arrest warrants against Israeli leaders would be a mistake and that the US doesn't support the action.

ICC warrants will lead to retaliation against PA

Netanyahu on ICC investigation:

'Historic outrage and antisemitic hate crime'

PM says Israel will complete its objectives in the war regardless of international pressure, ICC has 'no jurisdiction' over Israel.

'Historic outrage and antisemitic hate crime'

Herzog:

'ICC being abused to deny Israel its basic rights'

Israeli President condemns attempt to have International Criminal Court issue arrest warrants against Israeli officials.

'ICC being abused to deny Israel its basic rights'

Concern in Israel:

ICC could issue arrest warrants for Israeli officials

Israeli officials continue to operate behind the scenes in various places to try to prevent the International Criminal Court in The Hague from issuing arrest warrants against senior Israeli officials.

ICC could issue arrest warrants for Israeli officials

Amid reports of ICC warrants

Israeli missions told to brace for antisemtic attacks

Foreign Minister Katz attacked intentions of issuing arrest warrants against Israeli officials. 'Warrants will provide support for the Hamas terror organization and the radical Islamic axis led by Iran.'

Israeli missions told to brace for antisemtic attacks

Israeli official:

ICC warrants against Israelis will not proceed without US support

A source in Israel said that if the US government expresses opposition to issuing arrest warrants against the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Chief of Staff, the ICC will not do so.

ICC warrants against Israelis will not proceed without US support

Brother of hostage explains:

How the suit in The Hague can hurt Hamas

Moshe Or, the brother of the hostage Avinatan Or, explains to Arutz Sheva that the families of the hostages want the ICJ to issue warrants against Hamas leaders in all UN member states.

How the suit in The Hague can hurt Hamas

No more silence:

Hostages' families turn to ICC over Hamas' crimes

Hundreds of hostage family members went to The Hague today (Wednesday) and filed a report with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Hamas leaders for the organization's actions during the horrific events of October 7.

Hostages' families turn to ICC over Hamas' crimes

On the path to demand justice:

Hostages' relatives set off to make history at Hague

Hostages' relatives travel to ICC, promising to bring Hamas terrorists to justice - for the sake of the world. 'Just because it happened in Israel doesn't mean it won't happen tomorrow in Europe or the United States.'

Hostages' relatives set off to make history at Hague

ICC prosecutor warns against Rafah operation

According to International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan, an Israeli offensive into Rafah exposes Israel to international prosecution.

ICC prosecutor warns against Rafah operation

Mexico and Chile to ICC:

'Investigate possible crimes in PA territories'

Without directly mentioning Israel, Mexico and Chile ask International Criminal Court to investigate whether crimes have been committed in Palestinian Arab territories.

'Investigate possible crimes in PA territories'

ICC Chief Prosecutor:

'10/7 attacks some of the most serious international crimes'

Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan visited the scenes of the Oct. 7th massacre and met with families of hostages.

'10/7 attacks some of the most serious international crimes'

Complaint filed in ICC against Hamas:

'If Hague ignores massacre, it has no right to exist'

Shurat HaDin files complaint with The Hague against Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity during their attack on Israel.

'If Hague ignores massacre, it has no right to exist'

EU Parliament backs ICC probe of Israeli 'war crimes'

European Union Parliament adopts statement in support of International Criminal Court's probe into possible war crimes by Israel.

EU Parliament backs ICC probe of Israeli 'war crimes'

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

ICC accuses Putin and Russian minister of illegally transporting residents of Ukraine, including children, into Russia.

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin

A-G: Immunity bill for soldiers opens them to Intl. prosecution

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara criticizes MK Zvika Fogel's bill to protect security forces from prosecution in Israel.

A-G: Immunity bill for soldiers opens them to Intl. prosecution

Cabinet discusses measures to punish PA for Hague move

Political-security cabinet meets to discuss ways to punish PA leaders for seeking to bring Israel to International Criminal Court.

Cabinet discusses measures to punish PA for Hague move

Top international lawyer:

The UN's decision is no reason for panic

Fmr. Foreign Ministry legal council Allen Baker says that the decision is just a Palestinian publicity stunt and we shouldn't be worried.

The UN's decision is no reason for panic

Netanyahu:

'Despicable UN vote will not bind Israel'

PM in response to UN resolution on bringing Israel to The Hague: Jewish people are not occupying their land and eternal capital in Jerusalem

'Despicable UN vote will not bind Israel'

UNGA votes to send Israel to The Hague

In Shabbat vote, General Assembly votes 87 to 26 to have ICJ issue decision on 'occupation' of Judea and Samaria.

UNGA votes to send Israel to The Hague

When antisemites sue the Jews

The suit that Al Jazeera has filed in the International Criminal Court could shine an embarrassing spotlight on the network itself. Op-ed.

When antisemites sue the Jews

ICC Prosecutor:

'I have a goal to visit Palestine in 2023'

For the first time since taking office, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan makes possible reference to the court's probe of Israel.

'I have a goal to visit Palestine in 2023'

Balad chairman:

'Lapid belongs in the International Criminal Court'

MK Samy Abu Shahadeh claims Israel's counterterrorism activity in Judea and Samaria is part of Lapid's election campaign.

'Lapid belongs in the International Criminal Court'

Al Jazeera turns to ICC over journalist's death

Al Jazeera assigns legal team to refer the killing of its journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh to International Criminal Court.

Al Jazeera turns to ICC over journalist's death

Intl. Criminal Court to investigate Ukraine war crimes

Hague Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan announces investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Intl. Criminal Court to investigate Ukraine war crimes