PoliticsMonday 05.20.24

“Profoundly unfair ... reprehensible”: Chuck Schumer condemns ICC applying for arrest warrant for Netanyahu.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday condemned the International Criminal Court for applying for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

“The ICC prosecutor's decision seeking arrest warrants for Israeli leaders alongside Hamas terrorists is not only profoundly unfair, but it is reprehensible,” the New York Democrat said on the Senate floor.

The majority leader criticized the decision and said the ICC has, for decades, shown “deep biases” against the state of Israel.

“This decision, suggesting an equivalency between Israel and Hamas, is another glaring example of that bias against Israel,” Schumer said. “There has never been, and there can never be, any equivalence between Israel's right to defend itself against terror and Hamas' barbarity. The ICC's decision seeking warrants against Israeli leaders is not only shameful, but also fails to follow protocol and process in a country where it has zero jurisdiction. I fiercely oppose the ICC's decision, and I will work with President Biden and members on all sides to keep support for Israel strong and unwavering.”

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