Netanyahu Slams ‘Hit Job’ (Video)

( – Israel’s conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s recent call for arrest warrants for him and another Israeli leader, describing the move as a “hit job” that tarnishes the court’s reputation.

See Netanyahu’s remarks in the video below!

Under Netanyuhu’s leadership, key US ally Israel has been fighting to destroy the Palestinian Arab Islamist terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after the latter massacred oved 1,400 Israelis on October 7.

“We are supplying now nearly half of the water of Gaza,” Netanyahu told ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” as cited by Newsmax.

“We supplied only 7% before the war. This is completely opposite of what he’s saying. He’s saying we’re starving people? We have supplied half a million tons of food and medicine with 20,000 trucks. This guy is out to demonize Israel. He’s doing a hit job,” the Israeli leader added referring to the ICC prosecutor.

The ICC prosecutor, Karim Khan, told CNN on Tuesday that the charges against Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant include “causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies [and] deliberately targeting civilians in conflict.”

Khan is pushing for arrest warrants against Netanyahu, Gallant, and Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar, Ismail Haniyeh, and Mohammed Deif.

The charges against them include “extermination, murder, taking of hostages, and rape and sexual assault in detention.”

Khan also stated that both Israeli and Hamas leaders are criminally responsible for “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in Gaza, following the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7.

“We submit that the crimes against humanity charged were committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack against the Palestinian civilian population pursuant to State policy,” Khan said in a statement, as reported by ABC News on Tuesday.

“These crimes, in our assessment, continue to this day,” he added.

Netanyahu refuted the prosecutor’s allegations, calling them “fallacious” and denying that Israel has a “deliberate starvation policy” against the Palestinians.

“We have the opposite policy, to allow maximum humanitarian aid to get people out of harm’s way. Hamas is doing everything to keep them in harm’s way at gunpoint,” Netanyahu said.

President Joe Biden also weighed in on the matter, stating on Monday that the ICC’s attempt to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders is “outrageous.” He emphasized that there is “no equivalence, none, between Israel and Hamas.”

Copyright 2024,