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  • Palestinians submit first case material against Israel to Hague court

    June 25, 2015 | 9:46 am

    The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict.

    The move may leave Israel in a quandary since...

  • Israel disputes U.N. report finding it may have committed Gaza war crimes

    June 22, 2015 | 9:11 am

    Israel disputed on Monday the findings of a U.N. report that it may have committed war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, saying its forces acted "according to the highest international standards".

    There was no immediate comment from Hamas, the dominant Palestinian movement in the...

  • U.N. report: Israel, Palestinians may have committed war crimes in Gaza

    June 22, 2015 | 8:53 am

    U.N. investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes.

    They called on all sides to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC),...

  • Palestinian Authority officially joins International Criminal Court

    April 1, 2015 | 9:48 am

    The Palestinian Authority officially became a member of the International Criminal Court.

    A ceremony was held at the Geneva court on Wednesday to mark the P.A.’s ascension.

    P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas signed the requests to join the ICC and other international conventions at...

  • Kerry warns on viability of Palestinian Authority if Israel blocks funds

    February 23, 2015 | 8:46 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the viability of the Palestinian Authority if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel.

    The funds have been held back from the Authority since last month in retaliation for...

  • What does the International Criminal Court action mean for Israel?

    January 23, 2015 | 11:52 am

    On Jan. 16, the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, launched a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.”

    Here is a review of what that means based on interviews with experts on international law and statements by the ICC and Israeli and U.S....

  • The folly of partition: ICC ruling seals fate of Gaza residents

    January 21, 2015 | 10:21 am

    The International Criminal Court's (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to end the Israeli-Arab conflict.

    Israel’s 2005 de-facto partition via unilateral withdrawal from...

  • Initial ICC probe opened into ‘war crimes’ in Palestinian territories

    January 16, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the court said.

    The move, announced by a spokesperson of the court on Friday and reported by Reuters, is the first formal step that could lead...

  • U.N. confirms Palestinians will be ICC member on April 1

    January 7, 2015 | 5:28 pm

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the Palestinians will formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1 and the court's registrar said on Wednesday that jurisdiction would date back to June 13, 2014.

    This means the court's...

  • U.N. head sets date for Palestinian membership in ICC

    January 7, 2015 | 9:34 am

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.

    The accession to the court will allow the Palestinians to press war-crimes charges against Israel.

    Ban made the announcement late Tuesday night, days...

  • Israel withholds funds, weighs lawsuits against Palestinians

    January 5, 2015 | 8:55 am

    Israel will withhold critical tax revenue and seek ways to bring war crimes prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation for Palestinian moves to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Israeli officials said on Saturday.

    On Friday, the Palestinians delivered...

  • Palestinians deliver to U.N. documents to join war crimes court

    January 2, 2015 | 11:56 am

    In a move certain to anger Israel and Washington, the Palestinians on Friday delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and more than a dozen other international treaties.

    The chief Palestinian observer, Riyad Mansour,...

  • Palestinians join war crimes court after U.N. rejection

    December 31, 2014 | 6:39 pm

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council.

    The move, which...

  • Palestinians set to apply to International Criminal Court: Say they are losing hope in a diplomatic solution

    December 31, 2014 | 10:22 am

    A day after the United Nations Security Council voted against a resolution to set a date for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, Palestinian officials say they will take “immediate” steps to join international conventions, including the...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    October 1, 2014 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • Moeen probed after sporting ‘Save Gaza’ wristbands

    July 28, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    England batsman Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council after wearing wristbands that featured the slogans 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' during the second day of the third test against India at Southampton.

    Moeen, who has raised funds for charities...

  • International court to look into Israel’s 2010 Gaza flotilla raid

    May 16, 2013 | 10:31 am

    The International Criminal Court prosecutor said she would open a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which left nine Turkish activists dead.

    The prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a statement Tuesday that she was obliged to open a...

  • U.N.: Israel must withdraw from settlements immediately

    January 31, 2013 | 9:59 am

    A U.N. report on the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on Palestinians said Israel immediately should begin withdrawing all settlers from the territory.

    The report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council based in Geneva said that settlements violate the 1949 Geneva...

  • Palestinians appeal to U.N. over Israel’s E1 housing plan

    December 6, 2012 | 9:12 am

    The Palestinians appealed to the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from making plans to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.

    In a letter to the Security Council, the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. secretary-general, the Palestinian...

  • Israel says U.N. vote won’t hasten Palestinian state

    November 29, 2012 | 3:44 pm

    A U.N. General Assembly vote on Thursday recognizing a Palestinian state will do nothing to make it a reality, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Israel had fiercely opposed the Palestinian bid to become a "non-member state" at the United Nations, but had been unable...

  • Abbas needs an exit ramp from the U.N.

    November 27, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    The Middle East is boiling over with crises. We've had the missile conflict between Hamas and Israel. We're in the midst of the quintessential post Arab Spring domestic conflict over how much power President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt should have, even in the short-term. And now ......

  • ICC prosecutor: No probe on Gaza war crimes because Palestine not a state

    April 3, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague said the court cannot open an investigation into cases related to the 2008-09 Gaza war because Palestine is not a state.

    Jose Luis Moreno Ocampo said on April 3 in a statement that it is up to the United Nations...