Israel-Gaza War, International Criminal Court

ICC Prosecutor files for arrest warrants against the leaders of Hamas - and Israel - for alleged war crimes

According to ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan, Israel stands accused of deliberately targeting civilians and attempting to use mass starvation as a weapon, among other accusations.

ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan. (Photo: Lev Radin/Shutterstock)

ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan announced that he is filing applications for warrants of arrest against Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Mohammad Dief, and Ismail Haniyeh and against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for alleged war crimes related to October 7 and its aftermath.

According to the statement, Khan holds the leaders of Hamas responsible for the atrocities committed during October 7 and their treatment of the hostages taken.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu and Gallant are accused of engaging in deliberate starvation as a weapon of war in the war against Hamas, as well as allegedly deliberately targeting civilians.

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