Israeli Prime Minister’s Military Attache Stayed Home for Fear of Arrest in Britain

Israeli Prime Minister’s Military Attache Stayed Home for Fear of Arrest in Britain

yochanan lockerMaj. Gen. Yochanan Locker, commanded Israeli air force during Cast Lead

Bibi Netanyahu’s military attache, Maj. Gen. Yochanan Locker, decided not to join the prime minister on his visit to Britain because there is an arrest warrant waiting for him there.  Locker is one of the infamous Cast Lead Dirty 200 (number 182 on the list), suspected of possible war crimes during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead war in Gaza:

The Israeli army says the prime minister’s military attache did not accompany him to Britain this week, fearing pro-Palestinian activists might try to have him arrested on war crimes charges.

Maj. Gen. Yohanan Locker was deputy chief of the Israel Air Force during Israel’s war in Gaza two years ago.

Activists critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza have sought to arrest other Israeli officials under a British law that allows foreigners to be prosecuted for alleged war crimes committed anywhere in the world.

Given the threat, the military said on Thursday that Locker was advised not to travel to Britain with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week.

Among his other dubious military distinctions is that forces under his command murdered approximately 250 unsuspecting Gaza police cadets on a parade ground in the first act of the war.

For the full list, see here.

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