A new low for Israel. How low can they go?


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Useful reading for @Tim_Riggins

Charlotte Phillips? Not a very Palestinian name

They blew up a house with a platoon of their own soldiers in it. Killed 5 and seriously injured 12.

Acceptable losses.

it’s not enough

Sure they shot three of their own hostages who escaped, naked waving a white flag and shouting for help in Hebrew and they killed them all. They are more ill disciplined and murderous than the Russians.

I’ll be intrigued to see the reactions of Simon Schama and Rachel Riley etc. to this.

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has said he is seeking arrest warrants for senior Hamas and Israeli officials for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his defence minister, Yoav Gallant.

Karim Khan said his office has applied to the world court’s pre-trial chamber for arrest warrants for the military and political leaders on both sides for crimes committed during Hamas’s 7 October attack and the ensuing war in Gaza.

He named Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas chief in the Gaza Strip, and Mohammed Deif, the commander of its military wing, considered to be the masterminds of the 7 October assault, as well as Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the group’s political bureau, who is based in Qatar, as wanted for crimes of extermination, murder, hostage taking, rape, sexual assault and torture.

“The world was shocked on 7 October when people were ripped from their homes, from their bedrooms in different kibbutzim … people have suffered enormously,” Khan told CNN on Monday. “We have a variety of evidence to support the applications we’ve submitted to the judges.”

Netanyahu and Gallant are accused of extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, the denial of humanitarian relief supplies and deliberately targeting civilians.

“These acts demand accountability,” Khan’s office said in a statement.

The ICC has previously issued warrants for the Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, and the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, but no leader of a “western-style” democracy has ever been issued a warrant before.

TheICC decided in 2021 that it had a mandate to investigate violence and war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian factions in events dating back to 2014, although Israel is not a member of the court and does not recognise its authority.

Khan visited the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza in late October, and Israel and the West Bank in December, and had made clear that his investigation would include 7 October and its aftermath.

Israel’s establishment, and much of the public, have long maintained that the UN and associated bodies are biased against the Jewish state.

Earlier this month, Netanyahu appeared to be publicly panic-stricken by the prospect of an ICC prosecution, and reportedly appealed to his ally Joe Biden, the US president, to intervene in any potential legal action against Israel.

Any ICC warrants could put Israeli officials at risk of arrest in other countries, further deepening the country’s growing international isolation over its conduct in the war in Gaza. About 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed on 7 October, and about 35,000 people have been killed in the war in Gaza, according to the Palestinian health ministry, which does not differentiate between civilian and combatant deaths.

Israel is also facing a South African case in theinternational court of justice accusing Israel of genocide. Israel denies those charges.

The prosecutor must request the warrants from a pre-trial panel of three judges, who take on average two months to consider the evidence and determine if the proceedings can move forward.

Benny Gantz, a former military chief and member of Israel’s war cabinet with Netanyahu and Gallant, criticised Khan’s announcement, saying Israel fights with “one of the strictest” moral codes and has a robust judiciary capable of investigating itself”.

Big news. If - presumably when - the arrest warrants issue, they won’t be able to travel to any country that has signed up to the ICC. That’s about 150 countries and all of Europe I think. Puts arms of the EU and countries like Germany and the UK in a difficult spot too.


She stands by her man that’s for sure #superinjunction

Israeli propagandists taking it well.

They shriek about the ICC being neo-Nazis, meanwhile they’re allying with actual Nazis.


Biden labels the charges against Benji as outrageous.
What did Milosevic do that’s much worse than some of the IDF stories filtering through?

Sure this sort of hypocrisy being writ large for the world to see was obvious as soon as October 7th happened.

But sure the other side are just as hypocritical and none of their supporters care.

Hoorah Hoorah Hoorah!!

Sure, God knows how many U.S presidents should have been flagged for their middle eastern quests for (oil)WMDs.

It’s hilarious. I’d say Vox supporters hate Jews as much as they hate Muslims. They kicked the Jews out of Spain shur. Aligning with Vox for anything is cuntish behaviour, from a proper shower of cunts. Vox politicians would be eligible for the faces I’d love to smack thread all day every day.


Philip Ryan

Today at 21:50

Ireland is expected to officially recognise the state of Palestine tomorrow morning.

It is set to join two other EU countries in acknowledging the war-torn country as an official state.

The Irish Government has flagged its intention to recognise Palestine as a state this month amid unprecedented attacks in the Gaza Strip by the Israel Defence Forces.

Former taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez raised questions months ago about EU trade deals with Israel while the war in Gaza continued.

Mr Varadkar’s successor, Simon Harris, has spoken to Mr Sanchez about Ireland and Spain recognising Palestine as a state.

Norway, Malta and Slovenia have also signalled that they are considering giving full state status to Palestine.

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It is understood two other EU states will recognise Palestine as a state tomorrow morning.

Other like-minded countries are expected to follow in Ireland’s footsteps in the coming weeks but the Government has decided now is the time for Ireland to recognise Palestine.

The Coalition is facing into local and European elections in just over three weeks.

The move comes after the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior members of Hamas.

Meanwhile, in a online video targeted at Ireland, Israel’s foreign ministry warned that recognising a Palestinian state “will lead to more terrorism” and “jeopardise any prospects for peace”.

The narrator says: “Ireland, the possibility of recognising a Palestinian state risks turning you into a pawn in the hands of Iran and Hamas.

“Such a move will only strengthen Hamas and weaken an already dysfunctional Palestinian authority.

“The fact that Hamas leaders are thanking you should serve as wake-up call.

“Your actions will only fuel extremism and instability.

“Progress can only be achieved through direct negotiations within a wider regional context.

“Don’t be pawns in the hands of Hamas. Say no to recognition.”

All can you do is laugh wryly at this insanity.

*Our prime minister@netanyahu directly threatens @IntlCrimCourt prosecutor @KarimKhanQC: "I’m not worried *
(about not traveling abroad). He should be worried"