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Following ICC Warnings, Israel Defence Minister Responds, Says It Shall Never Tie Hands Of Soldiers

It stated that Israel is not a member of this court and that it is a vibrant democracy and a law-abiding government.

Naftali Bennet, the president of the New Right party who was recently named as Israel’s Defense Minister, has replied to reports that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has the authority to open a criminal investigation into Israel and will prosecute any Israeli who is found guilty of war crimes against Gaza after both parties must have been warned to cease fire and reach an amicable settlement.

The International Criminal Court (ICC), located in The Hague, is an autonomous, permanent war crimes court charged with prosecuting persons rather than countries for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national authorities are unable or reluctant to do so for some purpose.

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Following the ICC’s functions, Israel’s Defense Minister reminded the court that it has no authority to prosecute, indict, try, or convict any Israeli. He referred to the ICC as a sham. It stated that Israel is not a member of this court and that it is a vibrant democracy and a law-abiding government.

Bringing out a document called the spirit of the Israel Defence Forces, the defence minister said every Israeli soldier is required to carry it, that it explains the fundamental values of every Israeli soldier upholds and one of those values is the purity of arms which quotes;

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” The soldiers should make use of this weaponry in power, only for the fulfillment of the mission and so leads to the extent required. He will maintain his humanity even in combat “

After the quote, the defence minister said Israel does not need anyone to lecture her about morality, that Israel faces a brutal enemy that has zero respect for democracy or rule of law. It accused Gaza of allegedly storing weapons in schools and tunnels and firing rockets from within hospitals.

And as defence minister, he has assured that nobody would tie the hands of Israeli soldiers who risk their lives to protect Israel. In quote;

” We will never tie the hands of the Israeli soldiers, the Jewish people will never again be at the mercy of others”

He ended the live broadcast by assuring every Israeli soldier of having their backs.


Credit: Aljazeera English

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