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Germany Would Abide by Netanyahu Arrest Warrant

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Germany Would Abide by Netanyahu Arrest Warrant
Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit was asked whether Berlin would execute an ICC arrest warrant against “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Of course, yes, we abide by the law,” he responded, as cited by Die Welt.

The statement came after “Israel’s” ambassador to Berlin, Ron Prosor, urged Scholz’s administration to defy the ICC. The court’s chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, filed applications on Monday for arrest warrants against Netanyahu, “Israeli” War Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders.

“Israel’s” government responded by branding the proposed warrants as “anti-Semitic” and calling for “civilized nations” to boycott any arrest orders against its "leaders".

Prosor added that Germany has a responsibility to “readjust this compass.” He called the warrant applications a “disgraceful political campaign,” saying they could become a “nail in the coffin for the West” and its institutions.

France, which is also among the 124 countries that recognize the ICC’s authority, is in the same boat. The French Foreign Ministry affirmed its support for the tribunal on Tuesday.