Eyal Waldman, whose daughter and her boyfriend were murdered by Hamas on October 7, and other representatives of families of the dead and those taken hostage, have just submitted a complaint at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The complaint alleges crimes against humanity were carried out on October 7 by Hamas and other Gazans, Waldman tells Channel 12.
The complaint includes evidence of what unfolded that day, says Waldman, a veteran tech entrepreneur.
Waldman stresses that the representatives of the families also asked the court to issue arrest warrants for Hamas leaders, so that they are prevented from traveling, as the court did in March in the case of Russian President Vladimir Putin, for war crimes in Ukraine.
Waldman says the families were received “with great professionalism” and courtesy by the court’s chief prosecutor and team, who listened carefully to their presentation.
“He understands that crimes against humanity were committed. He said an investigation was underway against the heads of Hamas,” says Waldman, apparently referring to ICC prosecutor Karim Khan.
Waldman says the ICC asked that Israel invite its team to visit to advance the investigation, but notes that it’s not clear that Israel would agree to do so because “Israel does not have faith in this international court.”
“But what was important was [presenting] the documentation of the crimes that were committed, of the crimes against humanity, and the effort to get arrest warrants issued for the heads of Hamas,” says Waldman.