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Colombia’s President Urges ICC to Issue Arrest Warrant for Bibi

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Colombia’s President Urges ICC to Issue Arrest Warrant for Bibi
Gustavo Petro said in a post on X on Friday that Benjamin Netanyahu will not stop the genocide and this implies the need for an arrest warrant.

The Colombian president also called on the UN Security Council to establish a peace-keeping force in the Gaza Strip.

Last week, Petro announced his country was severing diplomatic ties with the apartheid “Israeli” entity over the entity’s onslaught in Gaza.

The South American country has also expressed readiness to join South Africa’s genocide case against the entity, at the International Court of Justice.

Bolivia, Belize and South Africa have also severed or suspended ties with the apartheid “Israeli” entity.

The entity’s genocidal war on Gaza prompted South Africa to file a case against the regime in December 2023. In its application, South Africa said the entity’s actions in Gaza were “genocidal in character”.

The war has driven around 80% of Gaza’s population of 2.3 million from their homes, caused vast destruction in several towns and cities and claimed the lives of more than 34,943 people across the enclave.

Seated in The Hague, the ICJ ruled in January that “there is a plausible risk of genocide in Gaza and the continuing serious harm to civilians since then”.

The United Nations’ highest court ordered Tel Aviv to take all measures to prevent genocide in Gaza, but stopped short of ordering a ceasefire.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said at the time that his government was providing documents for the case at the World Court, whose seat is in The Hague.