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Gallant: ICC Prosecutor's effort to deny Israeli self-defense must be summarily rejected 

Gallant also said that the State of Israel is not a party to the ICC and does not recognize its authority.

Defense Minister Gallant. (Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant responded today (Tuesday) to the decision of ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan to file for arrest warrants for himself and Prime Minister Netanyahu for alleged war crimes, saying that the effort must be "summarily rejected."

Gallant said that "the IDF fights in accordance with the rules of international law, while taking special humanitarian efforts whose like has never been done in any armed conflict.

The Defense Minister said that "the State of Israel is proud of the purity of arms of the soldiers of the IDF and its commanders."

He ended by saying that "the effort of Prosecutor Karim Khan to deny the State of Israel the right to defend itself and free its hostages must be summarily rejected."

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