Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized the chief prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed a complaint against him. He rejects all allegations made by ICC prosecutor Karim Khan.Comparison between democratic Israel and the mass murderers of Hamas with disgust,” Netanyahu said.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Khan accuses Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Joaw Galant of crimes against humanity and war crimes. In his application, Khan cited the crimes of “targeted killing,” “starvation” and spoke of “extermination and/or murder” in the aftermath of the Gaza war.

“With what audacity do you dare to compare the monsters of Hamas to the soldiers of the Israeli army, Netanyahu asked?” This was as if then-US President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been placed on a moral level with Adolf Hitler during World War II, the Israeli head of government said. He accused the ICC’s chief prosecutor of “calmly adding fuel to the fire of anti-Semitism.”