Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today (January 4, 2015) that Israel "will not sit idly by" in the wake of Palestinians joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Forward (Jewish) website reports.
"The Palestinian Authority has chosen confrontation with Israel," Netanyahu said this morning at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting.
"We will not allow IDF soldiers and commanders to be hauled before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. It is the Palestinian Authority leaders -- who have allied with the war criminals of Hamas -- who must be called to account," Netanyahu said.
He added that Israel will defend its soldiers with the same "strength and determination" with which they defend the state.