Cairns group Indigenous Friends of Israel has called the International Criminal Court’s decision to apply for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant as another form of Holocaust denial, saying that international humanitarian agencies are believing false Hamas propaganda

This is just another form of Holocaust denial,said Indigenous Friends of Israel co-founder Barbara Miller

The twisted logic, political posturing, and blame the victim response of the International Criminal Court is ridiculous, disgraceful, and antiSemiticbecause she said it disregarded the events in Israel on October 7, 2023

On Tuesday, ICC prosecutor Karim Khan applied for arrest 

warrants against the politicians, as well as Hamas leaders on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity

The prosecutor said he was seeking warrants against Mr Netanyahu and Mr Gallant for crimes including wilful killing, blocking humanitarian aidextermination and/or murderand starvation

The ICC also issued arrest warrants for two top Hamas leaders Mohammed Diab 

Ibrahim alMasri, the leader of the Al Qassem Brigades who is better known as Mohammed Deif, and Ismail Haniyeh, Hamaspolitical leader also for extermination, murderbut also rape, tortureand taking hostages as a war crime

While of course we would like to see no lives lost in war, Israel did not start this war,Ms Miller said

While I understand Indigenous people in Australia 

have a connection to holocaust and genocide, its very hard to see the connection between this and the Holocaust,Maja Amanita, who is involved in Free Palestine FNQ said

We say there is a genocide,she said, suggesting the Albanese government consider sanctions against Israel

We see pictures of children dying from starvation, premature babies rotting in incubators from hospitals that have been bombed, pictures of child- ren with their brains hanging out, pictures of old men and old women snipered in the street in Gaza and the West Bank. We see all of this as evidence these military actions are going be- yond self defence,Ms Amani- ta said. The ICC exists for a reason and I think their processes should be respected just like we respected the warrant they put out for Vladimir Putin,she added


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