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Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni has cancelled a visit to Belgium over fears she may be arrested on her arrival in Brussels over war crime allegations. She is named in a lawsuit filed in relation to her role in the Israeli military's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 - January 2009, in which almost 1,400 Palestinians were killed. Under Belgian law, the authorities have the right to detain a suspect in its territory on crimes related to international law as one of the victims had Belgian citizenship.
Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has canceled a visit to Brussels, where Belgian prosecutors confirm she was due to be questioned in an ongoing investigation for war crimes. Livni was expected in Brussels on 23 January for a conference at the European Parliament, but she has pulled out citing illness. Livni remains the subject of a complaint by victims filed in Brussels in 2010 for war crimes during “Operation Cast Lead” – Israel’s assault on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009 that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. Livni has evaded justice at least four times while traveling in Europe in recent years.