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Bangladesh supports ICC Prosecutor’s effort to arrest Netanyahu: FM

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Update: 2024-05-24 21:00:39
Bangladesh supports ICC Prosecutor’s effort to arrest Netanyahu: FM

The Bangladesh government wholeheartedly supports ICC Chief Prosecutor’s efforts to seek an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said Friday (May 24).

The minister said while speaking at a discussion session at Institution of Diploma Engineers in the capital. 

He also took a veiled dig at the US for vetoing every single bid submitted at the UN Security Council for establishing a sovereign Palestine state, as Washington keeps disregarding the massacre of innocent Palestinians at the hands of Israeli armed forces.

The International Criminal Court's (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan on Monday formally applied for an arrest warrant against Netanyahu and his defence minister as well as three leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian resistance group fighting Israel in Gaza Strip.

US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rejected the appeal for issuing arrest warrant against two top Israeli leaders, with Sunak specificially stating that London does not yet recognise Palestine as a state.

Some powerful countries are ignoring the call from almost all corners of the world for founding an independent Palestine, Dr Hasan Mahmud said.

However, Netanyahu is not paying heed to even the US, its main backer, the joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League remarked, terming the Israeli premier an enemy of entire humankind.

He urged recognition of Palestine as an independent state to facilitate peace in the whole world.

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