Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on Thursday, canceled a visit to Switzerland for fear of being arrested on charges of the war launched on the Gaza Strip in 2008.

Ynet newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that Swiss authorities informed the Israeli Ministry of Justice that Olmert will be questioned upon arrival into the country, so the visit was canceled.

Lawsuits have been filed against Olmert over the war he waged against Gaza between 2008 and 2009, when he was Prime Minister. About one thousand Palestinians were killed and thousands were injured in the operation, called “Cast Lead”