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ICC seeking arrest warrants for Israel, Hamas leaders

May 21, 2024 - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says he has requested arrest warrants for top Israel and Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement issued after more than seven months of war in Gaza that he had reasonable grounds to believe the five men “bear criminal responsibility” for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

He said he had applied for an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as his defence minister Yoav Gallant. They have overseen Israel's offensive against Hamas in Gaza since the Palestinian militant group's deadly Oct. 7 raid on Israel.

Khan has also applied for arrest warrants for Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar; Mohammed Al-Masri, the commander-in-chief of the military wing of Hamas who is widely known as Deif; and Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas' Political Bureau, according to Reuters.

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PUBLISHED: 21/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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