Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Police in London have said they were obliged under international war to investigate possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, angering Israeli and some UK officials.
A Scotland Yard probe into possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza has angered Tel Aviv and threatens to destabilise the UK’s ties with Israel.
London’s Metropolitan Police is asking everyone who has evidence of Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip to come forward as part of the investigation.
The agency recently put up posters in English and Arabic at several British airports, including Heathrow, reading: “If you have been in Israel/Palestinian Territories and have witnessed or been a victim of terrorism, war crimes or crimes against humanity, then you can report this to the UK police.”
“UK policing is supporting the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is investigating alleged war crimes in Israel and Palestine from June 2014 onwards. Any evidence gathered may be shared with the ICC in support of their investigation,” the poster added.
The UK has expressed unwavering support for Israel’s “right to defend itself” since Hamas’s 7 October attacks, which killed around 1,200 people.