US House throws tantrum over ICC warrant requests for Israeli terror kingpins

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The US House of Representatives has voted to pass legislation that would sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC) after its prosecutor applied for arrest warrants against Israeli officials. The move comes after The Hague-based court’s prosecutor said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant should be arrested on charges relating to the war in Gaza. The prosecutor is also seeking warrants for three leaders of Hamas. The bill, proposed by pro-Israel Republicans, targets ICC officials involved in the case by blocking their entry to the US. On Tuesday, it passed with a majority of Republican support by a vote of 247-155. Two Republicans voted ‘present’ and 42 pro-Israel Democrats crossed the aisle to back the legislation. Though the bill passed in the House, it is not expected to become law.” (06/04/24)