Skip to comments.UK court rejects petition urging arrest warrant for Ehud Barak (UPDATE)
Posted on 09/29/2009 11:54:20 AM PDT by mojito
Westminster Magistrates court in central London rejected on Tuesday a petition urging the issuance of an arrest warrant for Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the grounds that he committed "war crimes" due his part in IDF Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, last January.
The court sided with arguments submitted by the British Foreign Ministry, which stated that the defense minister was a state guest, and therefore was not subject to such lawsuit.
Earlier, it was reported that the court postponed the hearing to an unspecified date, but proceedings began less than two hours later.
In the first case of its kind since the publication of the Goldstone Report, a group of Palestinians had appealed to the court seeking Barak's arrest.
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