A delegation of prosecutors from countries that had citizens murdered or kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 gathered in Israel on Monday, in what could be a precursor to a criminal case against the Palestinian terror group.
The Israeli Justice Ministry announced the trip on Sunday, which features representatives from the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Japan, Australia, and Denmark.
“Following the efforts that the Justice Ministry has been leading in the international legal arena since the events of October 7, the arrival in Israel of senior members of the legal and prosecution systems operating in the international arena is another pillar in the efforts to promote the use of enforcement measures against senior Hamas officials and operatives,” said the Director General of the ministry, Itamar Donnenfeld.
On the trip, representatives toured kibbutzim that Hamas rampaged to see the scale of the damage and conducted meetings with family members of those currently being held hostage in Gaza. Donnenfeld said it “will be an opportunity to present a clear, accurate and unmediated picture of the heinous crimes that Hamas has committed, not only against Israelis, but against all of humanity.”
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At the meeting, many of the European diplomats criticized Israel for its actions during the defensive war against Hamas. Josep Borrell, Europe’s top diplomat, said, “The humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip cannot be any more dire. We must start talking about clear plans for reaching a two-state solution … What other solutions are they thinking of? Getting all the Palestinians to leave? Killing them?” Representatives from France and Germany echoed Borrell’s calls for a two-state solution.
Hamas terrorists entered Israel on October 7, temporary taking over villages and military bases en route to their slaughter of more than 1,200 civilians and the kidnapping of more than 240 people from Israel and the countries represented in the meeting.
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