Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: This is pure anti-Semitism

Netanyahu responds to ICC ruling that it has jurisdiction over Judea and Samaria, paving the way for probe of alleged Israeli 'war crimes.'

Yoni Kempinski ,

PM Netanyahu
PM Netanyahu
Government Press Office

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday responded to the International Criminal Court's (ICC) decision to investigate Israel for alleged "war crimes."

In a statement, Netanyahu said: "When the ICC investigates Israel for fake war crimes – this is pure anti-Semitism. The court established to prevent atrocities like the Nazi Holocaust against the Jewish people is now targeting the one state of the Jewish people."

"First, the ICC outrageously claims that when Jews live in our homeland, this is a war crime. Second, it claims that when democratic Israel defends itself against terrorists who murder our children and rocket our cities - we are committing another war crime.

"Yet the ICC refuses to investigate brutal dictatorships like Iran and Syria, who commit horrific atrocities almost daily.

"As Prime Minister of Israel, I can assure you this: We will fight this perversion of justice with all our might!" he concluded.



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