London police solicit reports of 'war crimes' from travelers to Israel and Gaza, meet with pro-Palestinian group to review allegations

After London's Met Police put up posters at British airports encouraging those who had traveled to Israel and surrounding territories to report "war crimes" to them, the war crimes unit within the Met police agreed to meet with a pro-Palestinian group allegeging they had witnessed these crimes.

Last week at Scotland Yard headquarters in London, officials listened to these allegations from the the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP), claiming that Israel had committed war crimes as Israeli Defense Forces defend the nation against Hamas terrorists.

"Travellers who have been in Israel/Palestinian territories—If you have witnessed or been a victim of terrorism, war crimes or crimes against humanity, then you can report this to the UK police," the posters read.

This move was worrisome to former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"This sounds like a worrying politicisation of the Met police, ­especially after Met officers were seen tearing down posters of Israeli hostages in Gaza," he told The Daily Telegraph.

In October, two Met officers were caught removing posters calling for the release of the Israeli hostages being held by Hamas, which the organization said was to ease local tensions.

Johnson added: "When I was mayor of London I made it clear that we would not import foreign wars or disputes on to the streets of London. The Met would be better off fighting knife crime in the capital."

The Times reports that the ICJP alleged they gave the police hard drives and evidence dossiers on Tuesday that they say is based off of eyewitness accounts, photos and videos.

If Met police find the evidence points to valid war crimes, they could request the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to press charges who would then have to ask the attorney general for permission. The International Criminal Court could also opt to look at the evidence.

The ICJP had previously also issued an intent to prosecute British ministers and politicians who have vocally defended Israel. This came after the Met police launched an appeal urging the public to come forward with evidence of crimes against humanity to aid an investigation into Israel that was started in 2019 by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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