Last Updated on December 8, 2023
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video address that investigating alleged Israeli war crimes is “pure antisemitism.”
Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu is claiming that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is engaging in “pure antisemitism” by looking into reports of Israeli war crimes amid the ongoing war in Gaza. The claim comes despite the fact that the ICC is looking into reports that both sides in the conflict have committed war crimes, including the slaughter of women of children.
“When the ICC investigates Israel for fake war crimes, this is pure antisemitism,” said Netanyahu, before claiming that Israel should be exempt from war crimes investigations because it’s a Jewish country.
“The court established to prevent atrocities like the Nazi holocaust against the Jewish people, is now targeting the one state of the Jewish people.”
Hear it straight from Bibi Netanyahu in the video below:
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As mentioned, the mass killing of civilians has been a focal point of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Thus far, Israeli strikes in Gaza have killed over 17,000 Palestinians, including more than 7,000 children, while the Hamas raid into southern Israel on October 7th reportedly killed around 1,200 people.
However, reports and eyewitness testimony published in the Israeli press have claimed that the IDF was responsible for the bulk of the October 7th casualties, having called in strikes on Israel’s own communities and even an Israeli military base.
As National File reported:
“Israel’s military received orders to shell Israeli homes and even their own bases as they were overwhelmed by Hamas militants on October 7.”
Eye-witness Tuval Escapa, an Israeli security team member at the Kibbutz Be’eri, told Haaretz that “the commanders in the field made difficult decisions – including shelling houses on their occupants in order to eliminate terrorists along with the hostages.”