ICC Prosecutor to Visit Israel at Request of Hamas Attack Victims

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan. (REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo)

(Reuters) – International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Karim Khan will visit Israel at the request of Israeli survivors and the families of victims of the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attacks from Gaza, the court said on Thursday.

Khan will also visit Ramallah to meet with senior Palestinian officials, the ICC said.

The visit will not be investigative, the ICC said, adding that it “represents (an) opportunity to express sympathy for all victims and engage in dialogue.” Last month, Israeli families of victims of the Hamas terror attacks appealed to the ICC to order an investigation into the killings and abductions.

The families had urged Khan to focus his investigation on Hamas’ Oct. 7 actions in southern Israel, including enforced disappearances, which the court views as a crime against humanity.

Hamas terrorists murdered 1,200 people and took 240 hostages, Israel said.

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