Netanyahu vows never to let Israelis be tried for war crimes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he would never allow any of the Israel’s leaders or soldiers to be put on trial for war crimes. Netanyahu opened his fiery speech at the inauguration of the Knesset’s winter session by blasting the Goldstone Commission’s report sponsored by the United Nations, that accused Israel of committing war crimes during its war against militants in the Gaza Strip last year. Israel has the right to defend itself, Netanyahu declared, and would not acquiesce to a situation where wartime leaders or troops who participated in the operation stand trial.


Source: Haaretz