The security cabinet issues a statement rejecting outright the “outrageous” ICC ruling that it has the jurisdiction to prosecute alleged war crimes by Israel and Palestinian terror group Hamas.
“The cabinet rules that the court has no such authority,” it says. “Israel isn’t a member of the international court and the Palestinian Authority doesn’t have the status of a state.”
“The international court was formed to prevent atrocities like those committed by the Nazis against the Jews. Instead, it is persecuting the Jewish state,” it says, adding that the ICC is ignoring crimes regularly committed by Iran and Syria.
The cabinet says the decision renders the ICC a political body “that stands in one line with international organizations motivated by anti-Semitic roots.”