Morocco could arrest Israeli officials

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Lawyers reportedly have filed a case in Morocco to arrest senior Israeli officials involved in the Gaza war.

The lawyers from three countries filed the complaint with the chief prosecutor in Rabat on Monday, the French news agency AFP reported.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are named in the complaint. They are accused of leading the attack on Gaza during the monthlong war during the winter of 2008-09.

Morocco and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations, though the Arab country does receive Israeli officials.

Livni canceled a trip to Britain in December 2009 after a British court issued an arrest warrant following a complaint alleging war crimes filed by attorneys representing pro-Palestinian activists.
 

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