Arrest Warrants Shock Congress

( – US lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been shocked by Monday’s decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, accusing them of “war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

The Hague-based court, tasked with addressing the most severe offenses—genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression—issued these warrants concurrently for both Israeli leaders and members of the Palestinian Arab Islamist terrorist organization Hamas.

“While Israel delivers aid and protects innocent lives, Hamas terrorists take hostages and use children as shields and hospitals as armories,” stated Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).

“The ICC has embarrassed itself with these sham charges against Israel’s leadership. America stands with Israel,” he added, as cited by Newsmax.

“America doesn’t recognize the International Criminal Court, but the court sure as hell will recognize what happens when you target our allies,” declared Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL).

“Israel is not a member of the ICC and therefore the ICC has no jurisdiction. The decision to seek arrest warrants is not law but politics,” explained Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY).

“It is not justice but rather retribution against Israel for the original sin of existing as a Jewish state and the subsequent sin of defending itself amid the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust,” he said further.

The ICC decision “in effect makes it criminal for a state like Israel to defend itself against an enemy shrewd enough to embed itself in a civilian population, as Hamas has done to an extent never seen before in the history of warfare,” Torres elaborated.

“But for Oct. 7 and Hamas’ unprecedented militarization of its own civilian population and infrastructure, there would be no war in Gaza and no humanitarian crisis among Gazans. Hamas is the cause of everything tragic that has ensued and Hamas alone should be the target of criminal prosecution,” the Democrat said further.

Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY) criticized the decision as “a mistake” that “will forever damage the credibility of the ICC.”

“There can be no equivocation. Prime Minister Netanyahu is the leader of a democracy and is defending Israel’s right to exist following the horrific Oct. 7 attacks. Hamas is a terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians,” Molinaro stated.

“There is no moral equivalence between genocidal Hamas terrorists and the Jewish people who are defending themselves from mass extermination. The Biden administration needs to grow a spine and condemn this action. America stands with Israel,” asserted Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK).

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