France backs ICC after prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu

France backs the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the ‘fight against impunity,’ its foreign ministry says, after the court’s prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for alleged war crimes, alongside Hamas leaders.

“France supports the International Criminal Court, its independence and the fight against impunity in all situations,” the foreign ministry says in a statement.

“As far as Israel is concerned, it will be up to the court’s pre-trial chamber to decide whether to issue these warrants, after examining the evidence put forward by the prosecutor,” the ministry says.

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