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Palestinians Advance Push to Prosecute Israel at International Criminal Court

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The ICC. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The ICC. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Post – The Palestinian Foreign Ministry presented documents on Thursday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague asserting that Israel should be investigated for war crimes in last summer’s fighting in the Gaza Strip and for continued construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The presentation of files to the ICC, written in broad outline with no specific charges­ against named individuals, is another step in what the Palestinians describe as their new strategy of “internationalizing” the conflict with Israel by seeking ways to embarrass, isolate and pressure it to withdraw from occupied territories and allow them to form a sovereign state.

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