Protest in The Hague against Netanyahu 22Jan12 January 22, 2012

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  21 January 2102

THE HAGUE, (PIC)– An angry protest was held outside the parliament in The Hague on Thursday to condemn the visit made by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and demand his arrest for war crimes against the Palestinians.

Protestors from Palestine, the Netherlands, and Arab countries participated in the rally carrying banners and pictures describing Netanyahu as “terrorist” and wanted for justice, and calling for his arrest as a “war criminal”.

Many other slogans were also chanted against Netanyahu in protest of his visit.

For his part, Wim Lankamp, the head of the Netherlands Palestine Committee, strongly denounced the visit of Netanyahu and demanded his immediate arrest and prosecution for the war crimes he committed against the Palestinians in Gaza and for other violations.  It was pointed out that the Dutch had particular responsibility for upholding international law because both the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) reside in The Hague.  It was a shameful fact, Lankamp said, that on the day of the Netanyahu meeting in the Dutch parliament, his army had again arrested the President of the Palestinian Parliament, Mr Aziz Dweik and that no consideration has been given to some 23 other members of the Palestinian parliament imprisoned in Israel.





























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