War Crimes Investigation Opened

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(StraightShooterNews.com) – Underscoring the extreme left’s politicization campaign to take control of governmental institutions to advance its agenda, the Metropolitan Police of London is currently conducting an unsolicited investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.

According to a report by the Independent, the police allege the investigation meets international obligations, specifically under the 1998 Rome Statute, which requires support for any inquiries initiated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that might involve British nationals.

In an effort to gather information, posters in both Arabic and English have been displayed at major UK airports. These posters call for individuals who have witnessed or been victims of terrorism, war crimes, or crimes against humanity in Israel or the Palestinian Territories to report their experiences to UK police.

This police initiative has attracted criticism from several angles, including former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Speaking to The Telegraph, Johnson expressed concern over what he perceives as the “politicization” of the Metropolitan Police, emphasizing the importance of not allowing international conflicts to affect domestic policing priorities, such as addressing knife crimes in London.

A previous senior Cabinet minister echoed Johnson’s sentiments, questioning the Metropolitan Police’s involvement in international matters given the existing domestic challenges the United Kingdom faces. The concerns reflect worries about resource allocation and the potential implications of such investigations on domestic policing.

Facing mounting criticism, the police clarified their actions, stating that the airport posters were part of their obligation to assist the ICC’s ongoing investigation into the Israel-Hamas war. The police framed this response as a commitment to international law and their role in supporting global justice efforts.

The Associated Press also reported on the involvement of Ghassan Abu Sitta, a British Palestinian surgeon and member of the Doctors Without Borders team in Gaza during the conflict. Upon his return to the UK, Abu Sitta provided testimony to the Metropolitan Police’s war crimes unit, contributing to the broader investigation into alleged war crimes in the region.