Concerns are growing among Israeli officials about the potential arrests of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials, as there are reports that the International Criminal Court in The Hague might soon issue arrest warrants against them over violation charges related to the war in Gaza.

Per The New York Times, the court may accuse the Israeli officials of taking an excessively harsh military response to Hamas attacks on Israel on Oct. 7. They may also be charged for hindering the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Warrants may reportedly be issued against Hamas leaders too.

According to the outlet, an official said that the possibility of the warrants being issued by the ICC has been factored into decision-making by Israeli officials in recent weeks.

If the reports prove true and the ICC issues a warrant against the Israeli officials, it could pose travel restrictions for them.

The New York Times report comes after Israel Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that Israel expects the ICC to “refrain from issuing arrest warrants against senior Israeli political and security officials.”

Warning Israeli embassies to step up security to mitigate the risk of a “wave of severe antisemitism,” Katz said, “We will not bow our heads or be deterred and will continue to fight.”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement on X that an ICC warrant against Israel “would set a dangerous precedent that threatens the soldiers and officials of all democracies fighting savage terrorism and wanton aggression.”

“Under my leadership, Israel will never accept any attempt by the ICC to undermine its inherent right of self-defense. The threat to seize the soldiers and officials of the Middle East’s only democracy and the world’s only Jewish state is outrageous. We will not bow to it. Israel will continue to wage to victory our just war against genocidal terrorists and we will never stop defending ourselves,” Netanyahu added.

According to Middle East Monitor, Netanyahu asked the British and German foreign ministers during a visit to Israel to intervene against the ICC’s issuance of arrest warrants.