Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Warrant Applications By The International Criminal Court

May 20, 2024

“The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s requests for arrest warrants against Israeli leadership is absurd in the extreme and reveals the ICC’s notorious anti-Israel bias. The prosecutor’s equivalence of Israel with Hamas, a terrorist organization that rapes, murders and kidnaps innocent people, is absolutely disgraceful. This decision will hamper efforts to reach an agreement that would release hostages and pause hostilities. U.S. support for Israel is ironclad and we will always support Israel’s right to defend itself.”