Hamas is being supported by TikTok diplomacy

Solidarity for Palestine protest in Cardiff, Wales, 4 November 2023 [CC0]

On May 20, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Karim Ahmad Khan KC (a British national), called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant for alleged war crimes alongside Hamas’ leaders. Equating democratically elected politicians with terrorists is morally wrong and will further weaken the legitimacy of the ICC.

Israel is defending itself against Hamas, which is an internationally and nationally proscribed terrorist organisation and an enemy whose explicit aim, as captured in the chant ‘from the river to the sea’, is the genocide of the Jewish people. The Israeli civilians who were butchered during the surprise October 7 attacks are a testament to the aims of Hamas.

The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants still needs to be reviewed by a panel of ICC judges and will only become binding once a confirmation has taken place.

My latest in The Spectator Australia with Sascha Dov Bachmann and Andrew Fox, entitled 'Hamas is being supported by TikTok diplomacyHamas is being supported by TikTok diplomacy'.