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Benjamin Netanyahu would not be at risk of being detained in Hungary, according to minister

The Hungarian authorities would not apply the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahuas Hungary has not yet included the corresponding statute in its legislation.

This was reported this Thursday to the press in Budapest by the Hungarian Interior Minister, Gergely Gulyás, when explaining the reasons why Netanyahu, a close ally of the Hungarian Prime Minister, the ultranationalist Viktor Orbán, should not fear being arrested if he visits Hungary .

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Hungary ratified the statute (CPI), but it was not implemented as part of Hungarian law, so none of its measures can be implemented,” said Gulyás.

The minister reiterated his Government’s position, already expressed by Orbán, of considering “unacceptable” the ICC prosecutor’s request to issue an arrest warrant against the head of the Israeli Government.

For Budapest, this is a political and not a legal decision, which “discredits the International Criminal Court”, he stressed.

ICC Attorney General Karim Khan on Monday called for arrest warrants to be issued for Netanyahu and his defense minister, Yoav Galanteas well as against the leaders of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas for alleged war crimes.

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The prosecutor’s decision was announced when those killed in the Gaza Strip exceeds 35,500 and the ArmyIsraeli It intensifies its offensive in the Palestinian enclave after more than seven months of war, which broke out after the attack committed on October 7, 2023 by Hamas against Israeli territory, in which around 1,200 people died and around two hundred were kidnapped.

Source: Elcomercio

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