On Feb. 12, Karim Khan, ICC Chief Prosecutor, wrote on X (formerly Twitter) that the ICC is investigating allegations of war crimes in the Israel-Hamas conflict and reminded all parties that those responsible will be held accountable.

He also called for the immediate release of all hostages, explicitly noting that was an important focus of the investigation.

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The statement was issued following reports of an impending Israeli ground offensive into Rafah, the last major area in Gaza under Hamas control. It also follows a nightime Israeli raid into Rafah which rescued two hostages abducted on October 7th.