Netanyahu fears ICC arrest warrant: Israeli media

ByAl Mayadeen English – 28 Apr 2024 –

According to Maariv, Netanyahu is privately reaching out to the United States of America to thwart the issuance of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court.

    Sources indicated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is worried about the potential issuance of an arrest warrant against him by the International Criminal Court, reported the Israeli newspaper Maariv.

    The newspaper reported that Netanyahu held private discussions with the United States to prevent the International Criminal Court from issuing an arrest warrant. It also indicated a prevailing belief that “the issuance of the arrest warrant is inevitable and may implicate not just Netanyahu, but also the Minister of Security and the Chief of Staff.”

    Earlier this week, Israeli Reserve General Itzhak Brik said in an op-ed published by the Israeli newspaper Maariv that “Israel should declare the end of the war because it truly lost.” He added that the real circus that endangered the occupation was Netanyahu, Gantz, Gallant, and Halevi’s coalition.

    On the Israeli plot to invade Rafah, Brik commented that “Israel” cannot fully defeat Hamas, and a military offensive in Rafah would not better its chances. He reiterated “Israel’s” defeat, saying “We really lost, in case you haven’t understood that yet.”

    Slamming Netanyahu, the Reserve General said the Prime Minister is more interested in government than the war, and “feeds off the pressure from [Israeli Finance Minister Bezalzel] Smotrich and [Israeli Police Minister Itamar] Ben-Gvir”. He further described Netanyahu as a man who goes with the flow of the catastrophe.