Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, local media reported.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) December 23, 2019
Israel Hayom reported yesterday that representatives from the Israeli ministries of foreign affairs, justice, and national security council have discussed practical ways to respond to the ICC chief prosecutor’s decision.
The paper said representatives from the three ministers met on Sunday in the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed the possibility of preventing the entry of ICC staff into Israel.
The decision by the International Criminal Court to probe Israel constitutes pure antisemitism. The ICC believes Jews do not have a right to settle in our historic Jewish homeland or to defend ourselves against enemies seeking our annihilation.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 23, 2019
On Friday, ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced her intention to open a full investigation into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)