Egyptian lawyer sues Netanyahu for ‘1967 war crimes’

The lawyer demands that Netanyahu pay him compensation of 100 million Egyptian Pounds for the killing of Egyptian captives by Israel during the 1967 war.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 12, 2016 13:02
The Six-Day War

The Six-Day War. (photo credit: IDF ARCHIVES, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE‏)

An Egyptian lawyer has filed a civil lawsuit against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Israel’s alleged violations during 1967’s Six Day War, the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabi reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the lawyer, Ismail Labib, filed the lawsuit against the Israeli prime minister in a court in Cairo, demanding that Netanyahu pay him compensation of 100 million Egyptian Pounds for the killing of Egyptian captives by Israel during the 1967 war.

Labib stated that he decided to sue Netanyahu on behalf of his brother, Mohammad Labib Mohammad, who was among the Egyptian soldiers who were captured and killed by the IDF during the Six-Day War.

The Egyptian lawyer emphasized that the crimes committed by Israel against Egyptians captured during the Six-Day War are considered war crimes according to UN treaties and they do not become invalid as time passes.

 


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