PLO gorgon wants ICC investigate Israel on ‘Illegal Jewish Settlements’ policy

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi told an Arab news service that the PLO decided to submit an official request to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, to investigate “illegal Israeli settlement activity” and Israel’s “ongoing war crime” of “ethnic cleansing and racial segregation.”

By Elad Benari


The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has decided to submit an official request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate what it calls “illegal Israeli settlement activity”, PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi told the Ma’an news agency.

Ashrawi told the news agency that the committee had made the decision to move forward with submitting an official investigation request to the ICC, which is based in The Hague.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. – Screenshot

The Palestinian Authority (PA) officially joined the ICC on April 1, 2015, and immediately filed a series of legal complaints with the court. In addition to claiming that Israel committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war, it also claimed that Israeli “settlements” are “an ongoing war crime”.

The official PA news agency Wafa reported that during a PLO Executive Committee meeting on Sunday, the organization condemned Israel for “ethnic cleansing and racial segregation,” which they highlighted were “considered war crimes that should be investigated by the ICC.”


A PLO statement reportedly accused Israel of carrying out a “silent ethnic cleansing” in Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and Hevron.

As a result of said violations of international law, the PLO “decided to refer the file of settlements as a war crime and the file of ethnic cleansing, discrimination and apartheid to the ICC with an urgent appeal to open a judicial investigation into the war crimes committed by the State of Israel in the Palestinian territories occupied during the 1967 aggression,” Wafaquoted the statement as saying.

While the PA has complained to the ICC against Israel, it itself is not immune from lawsuits at the ICC. In fact, Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center has already launched lawsuits against PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leaders at the ICC.


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  1. israelandstuffcom says:

    In 2003, Michael Kapel, then a member of the board of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, called Hanan Ashrawi “an apologist for Islamic terror”.

    In September 2012, the American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris, wrote in a Jerusalem Post article: “Hanan Ashrawi Is to Truth What Smoking Is to Health” and wrote that Ashrawi “has just earned a gold medal in historical revisionism” for asserting “there were no Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Instead, according to her, there were only ’emigrants’ who left their ancestral homes voluntarily. Jews were not singled out for persecution, and if they were, it was, in reality, a plot by ‘Zionists’.”

    As part of the Palestinian delegation that sat with Israel seeking to end the Israel-Arab conflict, she played a crucial part in the failed talks, that although ended the ‘peace process’, the amount of aid from the West grew significantly.

    She’s a brilliant propagandist, one of which Joseph Goebbels could not be more proud of.

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