Tuesday, March 3, 2009

34 Israeli officials accused of Gaza war crimes;

Interpol arrest warrants are sought.

"Iran asks Interpol to arrest top Israeli officials"

March 2, 2009

In the "Hindustan Times" (India), at:


Iran has asked Interpol to arrest 34 top Israeli political officials and 114 military commanders on charges of war crimes in the Gaza Strip, Fars news agency has reported.

The list, compiled by the Iranian prosecutor general's office, includes outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni and Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

The latest initiative by Iran, which supports Gaza's ruling Islamist militant group Hamas, was taken on the eve of a Palestinian Conference to be opened on Tuesday in Tehran, aimed at once again condemning the three-week-long Israeli military operation in Gaza during December and January.