Amid Israel’s ongoing ground war against Hamas in the crisis-hit Gaza Strip following the October 7 terror attacks, Congress MP Rajmohan Unnithan on Saturday said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “should be shot without trial, ” News agency ANI reported. Speaking at a demonstration in Kasaragod, Kerala to show sympathy towards Palestine amid the ongoing crisis in West Asia, the Congress leader publicly accused the Israeli Prime Minister of using the “Nuremberg model” (invoking the Nuremberg trials of the Nazis for the Holocaust). Supported.
“You may ask what should be done to those who broke all the agreements under the Geneva Conventions. After World War II, there was something called the Nuremberg trials to bring those guilty of war crimes (Nazis) to justice. Bullet Nuremberg Model for Killing Those accused of war crimes were executed without trial. Now is the time for the Nuremberg Model to be applied here (against the Israeli PM). Today, Benjamin Netanyahu stands before the world as a war criminal. Now is the time for Netanyahu to be shot dead “without any trial because of the atrocities being committed by his army on Palestinians,” ANI quoted the Congress MP as saying in its report.
Kasaragod United Muslim Jamaat planned a meeting on Friday.
Unnithan is a politician turned actor who represents Kasaragod in the Lok Sabha. Khalid Mashal, former chief of extremist group Hamas, had addressed a similar solidarity rally in Kerala earlier this month, sparking anger in the BJP.
Earlier on Friday, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh issued an official party statement criticizing the Israeli action in Gaza and requested that the Center immediately intervene to bring about a ceasefire.
Meanwhile, South Africa, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Comoros and Djibouti have collectively made a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate suspected crimes in the Palestinian territory, according to CNN, quoting ICC prosecutor Karim Khan. has sought.
“According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a State Party may refer to the Prosecutor a situation in which one or more crimes appear to have been committed within the jurisdiction of the Court and ask the Prosecutor to investigate the situation for that purpose. The request could be made to determine whether one or more specific individuals should be charged with committing such crimes, Khan said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the increasing civilian deaths in the Israel-Hamas conflict, saying developments in West Asia have created new problems. Reiterating India’s condemnation of Hamas terror attacks in southern Israel on October 7, Prime Minister Modi also said New Delhi has provided humanitarian relief to the Palestinian people.
The conflict in Gaza began after Hamas’ October 7 attack, in which approximately 2,500 militants crossed the border into Israel from the Gaza Strip, resulting in injuries and the capture of hostages.
Israel has described its Gaza offensive as targeting Hamas infrastructure with the aim of eliminating the terrorist group as a whole while minimizing civilian casualties.