Israeli leader Netanyahu ‘has approached US lawmakers to help avoid war crimes charges’ over Palestinian civilian deaths

Israeli leader Netanyahu ‘has approached US lawmakers to help avoid war crimes charges’ over Palestinian civilian deaths

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with US lawmakers in the hope that they can ring-fence his country from Palestinian accusations that it committed war crimes during the recent fighting.
Israel has consistently maintained that its military strikes on Gaza, some of which have resulted in civilian deaths, have been in self-defence against rocket attacks from terrorist group Hamas.
However, Palestinian officials are thought to be considering joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a bid to have Israel investigated.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approached US lawmakers in a bid to avoid war crimes charges. He's pictured here speaking to the media at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv on Saturday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approached US lawmakers in a bid to avoid war crimes charges. He’s pictured here speaking to the media at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv on Saturday
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