A petition to Parliament created on the 7th August calling Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London next month has now reached 53,000+ masha Allah and we urge every reader to sign and share the link to reach and exceed the 100,000 target. Sign the petition here.
Netanyahu will arrive in London on a state visit in September and meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
According to Jewish News, the Iranian nuclear deal and the impasse in the Israel-Palestine peace process will be key issues on the agenda during the visit.
Read this article which exposes the Iranian and US coalition, it’s history and current proceedings.
The petition, published on the UK Parliament website currently standing at 53,000+ signatures, demands Netanyahu’s arrest upon arrival for “the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014.”
Last summer, Israel launched a bloody war against Gaza that killed nearly 2,300 Palestinians, the majority of which were civilians, 500 of them children.
The attack crippled Gaza’s infrastructure and left over 500,000 people homeless or displaced.
The government will be forced to respond since the petition has received over 10,000 signatures. If it surpasses 100,000, Parliament could debate the issue and although under diplomatic immunity laws, Netanyahu is protected from arrest in Britain for alleged crimes committed in foreign countries our aim should be to force this to be debated in parliament.
According to the Jerusalem Post, some former Israeli officials have been at risk of arrest in Britain as pro-Palestinian activists in the UK “take advantage of legal loopholes.”
Previously, the law allowed complaints of alleged war crimes committed elsewhere to be lodged against military personnel even if they were not British citizens.
In 2011, Britain altered the law, making it more difficult to obtain arrest warrants against Israeli figures by requiring the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Previous targets have included the former Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.