Canadian gov’t reacts to ICC warrants for Israel, Hamas leaders

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was troubled by the “the sense of an equivalency between the democratically elected leaders of Israel and the bloodthirsty terrorists that lead up Hamas,” after the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court requested warrants for the arrest of Israeli and Hamas officials. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Canada would respect the court’s independence but noted there was no equivalency between Israel and Hamas, calling the latter a terrorist organization.

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