LONDON – Dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in London on Friday demanding the arrest of Justice Minister Tzipi Livni for alleged war crimes.Livni, who has been given special immunity to enable her to address a JNF meeting this week, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the latest developments in the peace process.
After a prolonged campaign led by the Israeli government and the UK’s Jewish community, the British government eventually agreed to change the law concerning war crimes to ensure that those serving in government positions or on special diplomatic missions would be exempt from the threat of arrest.
We are here to say 'Livni is a war criminal'! pic.twitter.com/f5pwpBQOTi— Friends of Al Aqsa (@FriendsofAlAqsa) May 15, 2014
A Foreign Office source confirmed to The Jerusalem Post that Livni has been given “special mission” status to enable her to meet UK ministers for “official discussions,” despite renewed attempts by lawyers acting on behalf of a relative of a Palestinian killed in the Israeli bombing of a police compound in Gaza, in December 2008, to have her arrested.
Join us to send a clear message: Livni can try to run and hide from justice - there is no expiry date for war crimes pic.twitter.com/ctqwlTLFRc— PSC (@PSCupdates) May 15, 2014