Netanyahu said that with the prosecutor’s decision, the ICC had become ammunition in the political battle against the state of Israel.
Israel plans to push back against the “absurd” decision by the International Criminal Court: to turn the right of Jews to live in biblical Israel into a war crime, while ignoring the human rights abuses of countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet at the start of its weekly meeting on Sunday.
On Friday, the ICC “finally became a weapon in the political war against the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.
He spoke just two days after ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that she believed war crimes had occurred in Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
(Source: The Jerusalem Post)