US House passes bill to sanction ICC for seeking Israel arrests warrants

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives passed a bill to sanction the International Criminal Court for requesting arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

The vote passed 247 to 155, with all 205 voting Republicans backing the measure alongside 42 Democrats.

The vote amounted to Congress’ first legislative rebuke to the war crimes court since its stunning decision last month to seek arrest warrants for the leaders of Israel and Hamas.

The House bill would apply sweeping economic sanctions and visa restrictions to individuals and judges associated with the ICC, including their family members.

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