EU’s Borrell urges Israel, European nations not to ‘intimidate’ ICC judges

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell urges Israel “not to intimidate” or “threaten” the judges of the International Criminal Court, whose chief prosecutor Karim Khan is seeking arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, as well as for three of Hamas’s senior leaders.

“I ask everyone, starting with the Israeli government, but also certain European governments, not to intimidate the judges, not to threaten them,” Borrell says during an interview with Spanish public television TVE, calling for “respect for the International Criminal Court.”

Earlier this month, ICC officials warned against efforts to try and sway the court after reports that Israel and its allies were trying to dissuade the court from issuing the arrest warrants.

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