‘License To Kill’: Why the ICC will never prosecute Netanyahu for Gaza

By Rachel Hamd

Acknowledging the murder of babies in Gaza is one thing, but contributing to committing it hand-in-hand is cooperating on a failure bound to blow up and take the West with it, exposing the instability in the frames of international law meant to protect the people of Gaza.

The United States molded and formed today’s “Israel”, and the United States is playing it like a puppet. It is also true to say that the US has played the principles of international law like a fidget around its fingers. 

Hence, to understand the International Criminal Court’s failure today is to absorb the decay in the roots of the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

The ICC was established by the United Nations General Assembly which was created by the United States alongside China, France, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom. It has state parties that abide by the Rome Statute that defines crimes in international law. 

The US is not a member of the ICC, nor is “Israel” – and it refuses to be – as it voted against the Rome Statute of 1998, the treaty that defined and outlined Genocide, Crimes against humanity, War crimes, and Crime of aggression and which later led to the establishment of the ICC.

If there were no occupational forces of “Israel” – commanded, driven, and puppeteered by the US – then there would be no entryway for the US into the Middle East. The US is overtly an accomplice to the genocide in Gaza, through Genocide Joe and Antagonistic Antony (Blinken). Acknowledging the murder of babies in Gaza is one thing, but contributing to committing it hand-in-hand is cooperating with a failure bound to blow up and take the West with it.

Bringing the world to its knees

Diving into the endless list of violations of international law committed by “Israel” eventually in this context will not drive this conversation to where it needs to reach, as it remains known and in the open and on every digital screen in the world no matter how much the West tries to conceal it. 

Given that the ICC prosecutes individuals as opposed to countries which the International Court of Justice does, Netanyahu can be taken to the ICC and prosecuted even though “Israel” is not a state party to the Rome Statute.

This occurs as individuals accused of committing crimes listed in the Rome Statute can be prosecuted even if the State they belong to is not a party to the Rome Statute. 

Netanyahu can appeal the decision to prosecute and the United States may potentially back that appeal, and an even longer trial will occur – that’s if the ICC accepts the applications being sent to prosecute – which will delay justice being served (as if it ever was with the US around).

Turkey has already submitted an ICC application to prosecute Netanyahu for war crimes, as have Colombia, Algeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Comoros, and Bolivia. Perhaps if every country in the world submitted an ICC application to prosecute Netanyahu, if the US wants to impede it, it will and it will go to every corner and turn every stone over to ensure “Israel” does not attend a single court hearing for the genocide it continues to commit against the people of Occupied Palestine. 

However, one, two or 200 applications may be a test of the ICC’s veracity to its principles and the very core values of human rights it was founded on, but bound to be shaken and manipulated with the hand of Western hegemony steered by US and European greed.

Thus it is important to indicate first the legal definition of ‘genocide’ in Article 6 of the Rome Statute. It defines it as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:






7 responses to “‘License To Kill’: Why the ICC will never prosecute Netanyahu for Gaza”

  1. Woopy Avatar

    As attorney general Eric Holder said when he refused to prosecute Israelis caught stealing secrets from the Pentagon, “it would be anti-Semitic to prosecute Jews”. Simply not right to ask a white Jew to stop stealing or murdering especially when they own the US.

  2. Jerry Alatalo Avatar

    Back in the “good old days” genocide was considered the worst crime of them all, and perpetrators were arrested, prosecuted and – when found guilty – punished accordingly.

  3. Sam Avatar

    I’m not sure of the intentions behind this article. English usage is very poor, and why is the word Israel in quotes? Is it to say that the USA is really the culprit here? Is it to say that the Israeli Jews are really being manipulated by the USA?

    I think it’s true that the USA has selfish reasons to back Israel here, but let’s ask why that could be the case. I think most all of the USA action here is a result of the US Jewish Lobby. If that’s true, then, basically, the Israeli Jews are enabled and held unaccountable because of their US Jewish allies. Said simply, the ultimate culprit here is the world Jewish community. Of course there are many good Jews who oppose these actions, but when push comes to shove, the vast majority of Jews are adamant at maintaining the belief that Judaism must prevail, for all time.

    That maniacal drive – i.e., to maintain the survival of a Tribe – is what’s really behind all these events. And so we must ask, why should the Tribe survive above all else? The world doesn’t need the Tribe, and in reality even Jews don’t need the Tribe. Who other than Jews maintain such a demand, that their Tribe survive above all?

    The USA is made up of immigrants from many different nations and regions and religions and the like – broadly speaking, tribes. Is there any other tribal member so obsessed with maintaining their tribe, other than the vast majority of Jews? Do German Americans, Italian Americans, Amish Americans, Muslim Americans, Black Americans, or any other definable group of people that might have an inkling of political intent, possess such an obstinate drive for survival of their group?

  4. Gene Avatar

    President Putin had an arrest warrant issued against him by the U.S.-West-controlled International Criminal Court (ICC) for bringing children out of Ukraine warzone. By contrast, Israeli Netanyahu is praised by the ICC and U.S.-Western regimes for murdering more than 5000 Palestinian children and babies. In fact, many heads of Western states visited Netanyahu and assured him of their unconditional support. More than 17,000 unarmed Palestinians have been killed by Israel in cold blood. The UN Secretary General Guterres said, Israel has turned “Gaza into a graveyard for children” and unarmed civilians. It does not make sense and you cannot win war by killing women and children unless the aim is Genocide, a real in broad daylight Holocaust. The aim is Genocide, a real in broad daylight Holocaust.

  5. svay Avatar

    Why would there be “no entryway for the US into the Middle East” without Israel? The US and its allies maintain plenty of military bases and alliances in the region and nearby.

  6. shaz48 Avatar


  7. Carl Zaisser Avatar
    Carl Zaisser

    I refer to Blinken as ‘The Undertaker’. He’s acting like one, and he looks like one. However…in fairness to real hardworking undertakers, comparing Blinken to undertakers, with Blinken’s genocidal crimes, is a bit unfair.