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Netanyahu to Be Banned from Entering 124 Countries

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Netanyahu to Be Banned from Entering 124 Countries
A Hebrew media reported that if the judges of the International Criminal Court issue an international arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel's minister of military affairs Yoav Gallant, they will be banned from traveling to 124 countries around the world.

 The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has applied for an arrest warrant against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the regime's war crimes and systematic attacks against Palestinians in Gaza on Monday.

An arrest warrant has also been sought for Israel's minister of military affairs Yoav Gallant against the backdrop of the military's seven months of bloody campaign in the besieged Palestinian territory.

This course of action at the ICC, based in The Hague, marks the first such move against the head of a close ally of the United States.

When the reports surfaced last month about seeking a course of action by the ICC chief prosecutor, the administration of President Joe Biden was quick to condemn the move, saying that "the ICC has no jurisdiction in this situation and we do not support its investigation."

The court has been investigating Israel's actions in the occupied territories for the past three years - and more recently the brutal war in the Gaza Strip as well.

Netanyahu asked Biden to prevent the arrest warrants against the regime's officials.