Netanyahu: The Palestinians Have More to Fear from the ICC than Israel


international-criminal-courtResponding to the Palestinian decision to join the International Criminal Court and file complaints against Israel, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that the PA, which is in a unity government with Hamas, should be more concerned about the ICC than Israel.

Calling the soldiers of the IDF “the most moral soldiers in the world,” Netanyahu said Hamas was an avowed terrorist organization that – like Islamic State – commits war crimes. “We will rebuff this additional effort to impose a diktat on us,” he said.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Palestinians are responsible for the “indiscriminate murder of men, women, children and babies for the last 100 years,” and that “the only ones committing war crimes in this conflict are the Palestinians themselves.”

The State Department on Wednesday condemned the Palestinian Authority for signing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

“We are deeply troubled by today’s Palestinian action regarding the ICC,” the department said in a statement, calling it a “counterproductive” move that “badly damages the atmosphere with the very people with whom they ultimately need to make peace.”

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. CORRECTION: The so-called “Palestinians” SHOULD have more to fear from the ICC than Israel, if the ICC were unbiased. But since international organizations like the United Nations are totally biased against Israel, the Palestinians have no reason to fear the ICC, regardless of how many crimes they commit.

  2. I would think the U.S. doesn’t want Israel to be tried for war crimes as this could open up a can of worms in places where the U.S. is fighting. They may try to prosecute U.S. military for war crimes.