A The White House said this week that sanctioning the organization would not be “the correct approach”, despite US President Joe Biden having previously considered the request for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders “scandalous”.

Previously, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, had said that Washington was open to working with Congress to find a response to the announcement made by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

In an interview released today, Benjamin Netanyahu said that “the United States said it would support […] the proposed sanctions”.

“I thought that was still the American position because there was a consensus within both parties (Republican and Democrat) a few days ago that there would be a sanctions bill against the ICC if it persisted in these warrants,” he added.

“Now it says there’s a question mark and, frankly, I’m surprised and disappointed,” he said.

Prosecutor Karim Khan called for arrest warrants to be issued against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Prime Minister of Israel accused the ICC Attorney General of “complete distortion of reality”, for equating Israeli forces with “Hamas monsters” by asking them both to issue arrest warrants.

Hamas reacted to the prosecutor’s decision by saying that it is “equating the victim with the executioner”.

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