Possible war crimes cited as Netherlands' supply of F-35 parts to Israel ruled illegal

view original post

Feb. 12 (UPI) — A Dutch appellate court ruled Monday it is illegal for the Netherlands to distribute American-made combat aircraft parts to Israel due to a “clear risk” of humanitarian law violations.

In its decision, the Hague Court of Appeal agreed with a coalition of human rights groups that the government’s distribution of American-made parts for Israeli F-35 fighter jets is illegal under Dutch law to due to the likelihood they will be used in the commission of serious violations of the humanitarian laws of war as part of Israel’s campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza.