On Wednesday, thousands of British called their government to arrest Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for ‘war crimes’ during his visit to London next month.
A petition, which was published on the British Parliament website, has received 38,000 signatures. Activists hope to get more support that may force the parliament to discuss such petition.
Netanyahu is expected to meet British Prime Minister, David Cameron, for talks in September. The petition stated that Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London in September. According to international law, he should be arrested for war crimes upon his arrival to the United Kingdom for the massacre in which 2,000 civilians were killed in 2014, in reference to the recent crimes of the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.
According to British law, the parliament will have to discuss the matter if the petition was signed by more than 100 thousand citizens. The Israel’s Foreign Ministry has described the petition as general practice without real significance.
The ministry added that the bilateral relations between Britain and Israel are closer than ever, highlighting data that shows the recent doubling of trade between the two countries as well as the cooperation in the academic, cultural and scientific studies.
The ministry pointed out that anyone can start a petition on the British Parliament website.