UK Police Summon Livni Over Suspected War Crimes

IMEMC : Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has received a summons letter from the British police for questioning regarding suspicion of involvement in war crimes during the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2008, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz.

Tzipi Livni_Israel_2016The Israeli daily said however, the summons was cancelled after diplomatic contacts between Israel and Britain, at the end of which Livni received immunity, according to WAFA.

A senior official in Jerusalem, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Haaretz that, on Thursday, the Israeli Embassy in London received a letter from the Scotland Yard’s war crimes unit, which it asked to deliver to Livni.

The letter noted that the British police was aware that Livni is expected to arrive in London during the weekend and, therefore, is requested to go to the police station for questioning.

The questioning was meant to discuss Livni’s involvement in committing war crimes and violations of the Geneva Conventions, as the foreign minister and deputy prime minister, and as a member of the diplomatic-security cabinet during the 2008 Cast Lead operation in Gaza.

To be noted, Israel launched three wars against Gaza in 2008-2009, 2012, and 2014. About 4,000 Palestinians were killed during the three wars, including 1,400 in the Operation Cast Lead aggression in 2008-2009.


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