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Amal Clooney played key role in ICC bid to request arrest warrants for Israeli PM and Hamas leader – all while keeping dignified silence as she faced online abuse for ‘not speaking out on Palestine’ [Video]

13:00 EDT 20 May 2024, updated 14:46 EDT 20 May 2024

Amal Clooney played a key role in the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue arrest warrants for Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader Yahya Sinwar over alleged war crimes, it has been revealed. 

Clooney, a renowned human rights lawyer, was named as one of the six legal experts who helped British prosecutor Karim Khan come to the decision, announced today, to seek warrants for Netanyahu, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, as well as three Hamas leaders.

Clooney, who is married to Hollywood legend George Clooney, revealed that she had been asked to help Khan evaluate the evidence of alleged war crimes in Gaza and Israel four months ago. 

She added in a statement on her foundation’s website: ‘As a human rights lawyer, I will never accept that one child’s life has less value than another’s. I do not accept that any conflict should be beyond the reach …

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Watch moment British stag party brawls outside Majorca restaurant | News [Video]

This is the moment a fight breaks out between a group of Britons on a stag do in Majorca. Footage shows a brawl at a beach club restaurant called Balneario Illetas, between Palma and Magaluf on the Balearic island, which happened at around 7.30pm on Wednesday (29 May). A total of eight men from the UK have been arrested and reportedly appeared in court following the incident. According to local media reports, the fight broke out after a waiter asked the group not to throw beer cans and rubbish into the sea.