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U.S., Others Pressure International Criminal Court to Forgo Israel Inquiry

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The International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – As the United Nations Human Rights Council moves forward with its commission of inquiry into possible Israeli war crimes during Operation Protective Edge, Western pressure has so far dissuaded the International Criminal Court in The Hague from opening its own investigation.

Citing former ICC officials and lawyers, the Guardian reported Monday that the court itself is divided on the question of whether it should open an investigation into both Hamas’s and Israel’s conduct in the fighting.

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