Palestine Joins ICC


If we had our own government again, we too could join in prosecuting Israel and the Jewish power structure for their innumerable crimes.

THE HAGUE: Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible prosecution of Israelis for alleged war crimes.

The accession was marked at a closed-door ceremony at ICC headquarters in The Hague, exactly 90 days after Palestine joined the court’s founding Rome Statute.

The Palestinians called on Israel to also join the global court, which was set up in 2002 to try crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

Exasperated after decades of failed negotiations with Israel and no prospect of achieving statehood anytime soon, Palestinians have been waging a campaign for recognition at international bodies including the ICC.

“Palestine seeks justice, not vengeance,” foreign minister Riad Malki said after received a symbolic copy of the Rome Statute at the ceremony. “Israel should join us in becoming a member of the International Criminal Court,” Malki said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “should not be afraid… if Israel has any complaints (against us) they should join and present their case to the ICC”.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in January launched a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes during last year’s Gaza war.


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15 May, 2021 5:39 pm

An Israeli spokesman stated that the apartment block just destroyed by their fighter plane was a “legitimate military target because it contained assets belonging to Hamas.” Would that asset/s be a cell phone used to organise and interview with the foreign journalists in the building? Did the person connected with Hamas carry away that cell phone before the attack and will any of Hamas’ assets be discovered in the ruins of the building? If nothing they say can ever be believed because they ‘conduct warfare through deception’ then the above version is a reasonable assumption. All of the conflict could be avoided if the Jews decide to follow the rules they impose on the rest of us, including UN edicts, and if they decide to stop genociding Palestinians and t5o… Read more »