Iran called on the Interpol to issue a warrant of arrest for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 15 other officials including Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barack and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Iran’s’ top prosecutor said that the Israel Prime Minister, Defense and Foreign Ministers along with 12 other officials violated international law and committed war crimes during the Israel-Gaza war.
Iran has been critical of Israel since late last year when it launched air and ground attacks on Gaza in retaliation for the continued attack by the Palestinian militants.
The Israel-Gaza conflict which broke out late last year resulted in the death of more than 1,300 Palestinians and injured more than 5,000 others. Israel suffered 13 deaths and injury to some civilians.
Hamas and Israel jointly declared a cease fire last January 21 upon intercession of some friendly neighbors and international peace advocates but Hamas has fired rockets sporadically into Israel territories causing Israel to respond with air attacks.
The ceasefire continuous to hold but Israel warned Hamas of ‘painful, sharp, strong and uncompromising response’ if the rocket attacks do not stop.
CNN reports; Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister who is now an international; envoy for the Middle East, visited Gaza Sunday, his office announced.
‘I wanted to come to hear for myself, first hand, from people in Gaza whose life has been so badly impacted by recent conflict, he said.
Tony Blair’s visit precedes an international donor’s conference on Gaza in Egypt which US Secretary Hillary Clinton is attending together with some European and Middle East leaders.
In the meantime, the fragile ceasefire continues to hold as international diplomacy continues