Chief International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s charge of anti-Semitism, in response to her announcement to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, Middle East Monitor reported.
“This is a particularly regrettable accusation that is without merit,” Bensouda stressed during an interview with The Times of Israel.
“I, along with my office, execute our mandate under the Rome Statute with utmost independence, objectivity, fairness and professional integrity. We will continue to meet our responsibilities as required by the Rome Statute without fear or favor,” she added.
On 20 December 2019, the ICC Chief prosecutor announced her decision to open official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine.
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam