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Watch: Prime Minister Netanyahu releases statement condemning ICC filing for a warrant against him

Netanyahu called the decision "outrageous" and akin to morally comparing "FDR to Hitler."

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Screenshot from Prime Minister's Office footage.)

Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a statement today (Monday) condemning the "outrageous" decision of ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan to file for warrants against him and Defense Minister Gallant for alleged war crimes.

In the statement, Netanyahu said that "Israel is waging a just war against Hamas, a genocidal terrorist organization that perpetrated the worst attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust" and that "Mr. Khan creates a twisted and false moral equivalence between the leaders of Israel and the henchmen of Hamas. This is like creating a moral equivalence after September 11th between President Bush and Osama Bin Laden, or during World War II between FDR and Hitler."

Netanyahu insisted that "Notwithstanding the blood libels Mr. Khan has leveled, Israel will continue to wage this war in full compliance with international law. We will continue to take unprecedented measures to get innocent civilians out of harm’s way and to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches those in need in Gaza."

He ended by saying "Two weeks ago, on Holocaust Memorial Day, I pledged this: No amount of pressure and no decision in any international forum will prevent Israel from defending itself against those who seek our destruction.

"To all the enemies of Israel, including their collaborators in The Hague, I renew that pledge today. Israel will wage our war against Hamas until that war is won. Because never again is now."

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