UK Says It'll Ignore Petition To Arrest Netanyahu
A petition to arrest the Israeli prime minister for alleged "war crimes" when he visits the U.K. got enough signatures to merit a government response.By Mari Jo Valero | August 24, 2015
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the U.K. next month, he'll have a full agenda: discussing the Iran nuclear deal and the situation in the Gaza Strip, and fending off calls for his arrest.
British citizen Damian Moran submitted an online petition through the British Parliament e-petitions website calling for the prime minister to be arrested over alleged war crimes during the Gaza conflict in 2014. (Video via Israel Defense Forces)
At first, the petition was shrugged off by both governments as a publicity stunt, but it now has 80,000 signatures — 20,000 short of becoming eligible for debate in Parliament.