Netherlands: Court dismisses war crimes case against aspiring Israel PM

A war crimes case launched against the former chief of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and opposition party leader Benny Gantz's and former air force commander Amir Eshel was dismissed by the Hague District Court on Wednesday. The plaintiff, Dutch-Palestinian Ismail Ziada brought the case after six members of his family were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza in 2014, when prominent opposition... Еще leader Gantz's was leading the IDF. The court ruled the case fell outside their jurisdiction as the defendants «enjoy functional immunity from jurisdiction in proceedings before other national courts.» Ziada expressed his disappointment with the decision and pointed out that it would be almost impossible charge IDF leaders through Israeli courts and « the only possibility to have access to Justice was through the Dutch legal system».

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