The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering whether to open an investigation into the Israeli government for crimes against humanity and violations of the Nuremberg Code.
A lawsuit, filed by a Tel Aviv law firm on behalf of Anshei Emet (People of Truth), describes Israel's warp-speed vaccination campaign as a medical experiment and is calling on the court to demand an immediate stop to the vaccination campaign, a repeal of sanctions against those who do not take the vaccine and a cancellation of Israel’s agreement with Pfizer. The lawsuit will be translated into German and filed in the Nuremberg Court as well.
The law firm, A. Suchovolsky & Co, confirmed to ALL ISRAEL NEWS that it indeed filed the suit.
Anshei Emet, a group of lawyers, doctors, public activists and the general public, call the vaccine an “experimental medical treatment” and say that the pressure on Israelis to take the injection, which has not received final FDA approval, is a crime against humanity.
“It is our intention to present to you and detail how in the State of Israel this year, the Government of Israel with its ministers and its Knesset members, heads of cities, and additional senior factors, violate the Nuremberg Code in an unlawful manner, blatant and extreme. And to our regret, not only in a single aspect but many – too many,” the suit says.
The lawyers are calling on the court to immediately stop Israel’s administration of coronavirus vaccinations and to stop policies that incentivize vaccinations.
“The complaint for violation of the Nuremberg Code has been accepted and The Hague International Criminal Court is sitting on the bench... We will continue to update,” Ruth Machnes Suchovolsky, one of the lawyers, wrote on social media.
The ICC acknowledged receipt of the suit and will determine whether to pursue legal action.
Anshei Emet alleges that Israelis were forced into a “medical experiment” when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement with Pfizer to receive “a huge quantity of millions of vaccine portions, and with preference over other countries” in exchange for giving the company “medical personal secret information without their knowledge or consent in advance.”
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use a new mRNA technology and have not received final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but have been okayed for emergency use.
In addition to medical and privacy issues, the suit notes the threats of economic sanctions, social segregation and proposed legislation against those who do not get vaccinated.
The lawyers also cite a law recently passed in Europe instructing authorities to refrain from pressuring citizens to take the vaccine.
“Whatever is good for the advanced European states, certainly is good for Israel,” the suit concludes.
The suit even claims that “the Ministry of Health openly admitted that 41% of police persons, military, education and medical personnel who were vaccinated suffered severe side effects and life-endangering.”
The Ministry of Health has said that the vaccine is 97% effective in preventing disease from COVID-19.
The Nuremberg Code was written in response to the Nazi use of medical experimentation on humans starting in the years leading to World War II in Germany. German physicians were convicted during the Nuremberg trials of conducting experiments on people with disabilities and other races.
The Code calls for consent of individuals in experimental medical tests and treatment. It is widely followed and accepted by physicians, but is not legally binding.
Nicole Jansezian is the news editor for both ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and senior correspondent for ALL ISRAEL NEWS