Former Dutch prime minister Dries van Agt has described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a war criminal who should be tried in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

His comments come ahead of Mr Netanyahu’s visit to The Netherlands this week.

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Former Dutch prime minister and longtime pro-Palestinian activist Dries van Agt said Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal who should be prosecuted during his visit this week to the Netherlands.

Van Agt, who in 2012 said Jews should have had a state in Germany instead of the Land of Israel and who in 2008 spoke at rally in Rotterdam that featured a speech via satellite by Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, spoke about Israel’s prime minister this Monday during an interview with the NPO 1 public television channel.

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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke will be buried in a secret location in Italy, his lawyer said, following a long legal dispute after the former SS officer’s death in Rome last week.

“We have an agreement with the authorities over the burial of Erich Priebke in a secret location,” Paolo Giachini said, after a funeral ceremony for Priebke earlier sparked street clashes near the Italian capital. 

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