Netanyahu slams ‘cynical, political’ ICC decision to probe Marmara raid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday lashed out at International Criminal Court’s decision to order its prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to consider opening a full criminal investigation into 2010 Mavi Maramara flotilla war crimes allegations against IDF personnel only 7 months after Bensouda had closed the file.

"At a time when in Syria Assad slaughters hundreds of thousands of his own people, when Iran sends hundreds to death, and Hamas in Gaza uses children as human shields, the court has chosen to deal with Israel for cynical political reasons," the premier said.

"In the face of this hypocrisy, our soldiers will continue to guard us from the front and we will defend them in the international arena," Netanyahu said.


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