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US President Biden defends Israel, rejects ICC’s genocide claims and arrest warrants

US President Joe Biden defended Israel against accusations of genocide in Gaza, dismissing the ICC’s request for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders as lacking equivalence with Hamas.

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US President Joe Biden strongly defended Israel on Monday (20 May), stating that Israeli forces are not committing genocide in their military campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza.

Biden rejected the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders, emphasizing that there is no equivalence between Israel and Hamas.

He asserted that Israel is committed to civilian protection and dismissed allegations of genocide made by the International Court of Justice.

The ICC’s Prosecutor Karim Khan KC announced on Monday that applications had been filed for arrest warrants for several key figures, including Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing war crimes and crimes against humanity related to the 7 October attacks on Israel and the subsequent conflict in Gaza.

This follows the publication of an assessment by a panel of experts in international law, convened by Khan, evaluated the jurisdiction and grounds for arrest warrants within the ‘Situation in the State of Palestine’.

The panel unanimously supported the Prosecutor’s assessment, affirming the ICC’s jurisdiction and the presence of reasonable grounds to believe that the named individuals, including top Hamas and Israeli leaders, have committed the alleged crimes.

In addition to targeting Netanyahu, the ICC’s charges extend to other notable figures such as Yoav Gallant, Israel’s Defense Minister; Mohammed Diab Ibrahim al-Masri (also known as Mohammed Deif), a leader of the Al Qassem Brigades; and Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ political leader.

The ICC Prosecutor elaborated on the extensive evidence collected, including survivor interviews, verified media, satellite imagery, and perpetrator statements, underscoring the deliberate deprivation of essential resources to Gazan civilians as part of a broader strategy.

A panel of ICC judges will now consider Khan’s application for the arrest warrants.

Since the attack on 7 October, more than 35,500 Palestinians have been killed, and over 79,600 individuals have been injured. In Israel, the death toll stands at 1,139 people.

Although Israel and the United States are not members of the ICC, the court asserts jurisdiction over Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank. This claim is based on the formal agreement by Palestinian leaders in 2015 to adhere to the court’s founding principles.

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Yah the hypocrisy of the Singularity. Then blame the second state Tans for the Elite Tans actions … No?!? Black and White bullshit create by the Top elite for their switch switch and scapegoat … No?!?

Netanyahu should step down. He has no motivation to create a truce or negotiate an end to the war. Just warmongering and cause maximum civilians death just like Hamas. Overlords do not get killed but always arrow others to be killed. No?!?

Now those fuckers at so called ICC knows…who is the world’s BIGGEST FUCK WITH GUNS BLAZING IS THE ONE WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY!
Kindly close down the shit and also close down the UN or whatever ,at the same time!😆😆😆😆

He should be in the ICC list but the Americans might do it in their Courts. The Zionists have been using American, British and German weapons in the Occupied Territories.

And this is WHY the US has lost its standing and credibility to be the “world policeman”. This is typical PAP style of defending their own kaki-nang. Increasingly it will be the Chinese and Russians who will be seen to be impartial brokers in world affairs.

Biden well done !!!

Biden and Trump well done !!!

When 2 countries are at war , ICC called that genocides? LOL

Hamas attacked Israel, Israel genocides.
JI terrorists attacked Malaysia, ? genocide? LOL

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Crooked Joe comes to the aid of his co killers.

C’mon, … … surely the heads of Iran, Qatar, Turkey, Sudan, Syria and the UN should be defending and standing in solidarity with Hamas and their military operations of Oct7 !!!

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