ER Editor: The report below seems to come from this Belgian article, titled Israel-Gaza War: Peter Mertens (PTB) wants to sue Netanyahu for war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal.
See this initial call for Netanyahu &Co. to be prosecuted for war crimes from Oct. 17 —
The Spanish minister of human rights calls for all western countries to cut ties with Israel and for Netanyahu to be put on trial for war crimes
Do you agree? pic.twitter.com/HNhr1ihuwE
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) October 30, 2023
No, don’t laugh. Many times we’ve said this is a show —
“Those who dare to accuse our soldiers of war crimes are in the ranks of hypocrisy and lies that have not even the slightest bit of morality. The IDF is the most moral army in the world.”
– Benjamin Netanyahu pic.twitter.com/oJKS60A8aL
— DD Geopolitics (@DD_Geopolitics) October 30, 2023
NEW: Today in the Netherlands, 1000s of #FreePalestine protesters marched to The Hague to demand the International Criminal Court open a war crimes investigation into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallan. pic.twitter.com/EB9GTNyMh9
— UNICORN RIOT (@UR_Ninja) October 30, 2023
On behalf of the Workers’ Party of Belgium, I argued this morning on the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for bringing Netanyahu to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for war crimes. At least two government parties (@Openvld and @groen) appeared open to that question.
— Peter Mertens (@peter_mertens) October 29, 2023
Call to prosecute Netanyahu for war crimes in Israel-Gaza conflict
LE MEDIA EN 4-4-2
“Surrounding 2.3 million people, depriving them of food, fuel, water, means of communication and then bombing them: this is a war crime and an act of terror. Netanyahu should be prosecuted for this at the Hague Tribunal for war crimes,” accused Peter Mertens in a statement to VRT.
Federal MP Wouter De Vriendt of the Green party also expressed support for the move, calling it “obvious” that Mr Netanyahu is being prosecuted for war crimes. He stressed that current Israeli attacks deliberately hit the civilian population, which he said constitutes a war crime. De Vriendt also stressed that Hamas’ acts of war do not justify those of Israel.
Au nom du @ptbbelgique, j’ai plaidé ce matin sur la @VRT pour traduire Netanyahu devant la Cour pénale internationale de La Haye pour crimes de guerre. Au moins deux partis gouvernementaux (@Openvld et @groen) semblaient ouverts à cette question.
— Peter Mertens (@peter_mertens) October 29, 2023
Egbert Lachaert of the Open VLD party took a more measured stance, saying there should be a thorough investigation to determine whether Netanyahu actually committed war crimes. However, he acknowledged that wrongdoing was carried out on both sides of the conflict.
Jean-Marie Dedecker, sitting as an independent in the House but planning to lead the N-VA in the next federal election in 2024, expressed doubts about a possible prosecution of Mr Netanyahu for war crimes. He suggested that Netanyahu and Hamas are using each other’s atrocities to justify their own actions, while anticipating opposition from the United States and Europe to such a pursuit.
The Media in 4-4-2
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