How Britain Shields Israel From War Crime Charges

How Britain Shields Israel From War Crime Charges

By John McEvoy and Phil Miller – May, 2024 Declassified, UK

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz among ten Israelis granted special immunity from prosecution

  • Israeli general authorising assault on Rafah received “special mission” status to enter UK

  • Coalition government changed the law to help Israelis visit Britain without fear of arrest

  • Special immunity also handed to members of repressive regimes from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda

The UK government has provided special diplomatic immunity to scores of foreign officials accused of committing serious violations of international law, Declassified has found.

Since 2013, the Foreign Office has granted over 50 “special mission” certificates to military and political figures from Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Rwanda and Iran.

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