UK petition to arrest Netanyahu for Gaza war crimes reaches over 80,000 signatures

│MiddleEastCouncil.org│The petition, posted on the UK government’s website, has already been signed by some 81,000 Brits. Its initiator, Damian Moran, claims that under international law, the Israeli prime minister can be detained when he comes to the British capital in September “for the massacre of over 2,000 [Palestinian] civilians” during the 51-day offensive by the Israeli Defense Force in Gaza last year. The number of signatures has doubled in the last two weeks.


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If the petition garners 100,000 signatures by February 7, 2016, the UK parliament is required by law to debate it. However, Moran, the petition’s author, said he "doesn't expect him [Netanyahu] to get arrested because of the universal jurisdiction laws.”

He added: “It is a clear message to him that there's a massive amount of people who don't want him here.”


The UK government was required to provide an official answer to the petition as soon as it gathered 10,000 signatures. It replied: “Under UK and international law, visiting heads of foreign governments, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.”│Geopolitical International Council over Middle East-International Affairs Council over Middle East │ Consejo de Asuntos Internacionales sobre Medio Oriente-Consejo Internacional Geopolitico sobre Medio Oriente المجلس الدولي الجيوسياسي حول الشرق الأوسط - ‎المجلس الشؤون الدولية الاوسط‎ حول الشرق - IPAME International Political Analysts Associaton over Middle East - Asociación de Analistas Políticos Internacionales sobre Medio Oriente │
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