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ICJP Files Legal Complaint Against British Nationals who Traveled to Israel to Fight as Mercenaries

The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP) has presented evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli regime in Gaza to London’s Metropolitan Police, after calls for evidence by its war crimes unit. 

The evidence contains both eyewitness testimony and photographic evidence, presenting a series of war crimes such as attacks on civilians, hospitals and culture property, the enforcement of starvation as a weapon of war and the occupation entity’s use of white phosphorus against civilians.  

ICJP Director Tayab Ali said the evidence related to four senior UK government ministers or officials, who are complicit on a secondary liability basis.”

He then stated that nine British nationals who traveled to the Israeli Regime to fight in the Israeli armed forces were also mentioned in the case. 

Haydee Dijkstal, senior external legal counsel for the ICJP, said that the complaint is backed by seven witnesses who were either in Gaza and had witnessed crimes or whose families were based in Gaza.

Dijkstal said, “UK legislation provides the potential for suspects to be investigated and prosecuted under the principle of universal jurisdiction for crimes committed outside the UK.”

“The ICJP is still collating [evidence] to a criminal standard of the crime of genocide and if we get to the point where we feel that we have sufficient evidence to bring that complaint, we will provide that complaint to Scotland Yard and to the International Criminal Court [ICC] for the crime of genocide,” Dijkstal added.

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