Tag Archive for Fatou Bensouda

ICC requires PA to clarify if Oslo Accords binding after termination decree

Following Abbas’ tirade terminating all agreements with Israel & the US, the International Criminal Court seeks understanding from the PA of how nullifying the accords that granted them autonomy still awards the PA legitimacy to claim ‘state status’ before the ICC.

By i24NEWS

 

A three-judge panel that comprises the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) pretrial chamber has requested clarification from the Palestinian Authority (PA) over President Mahmoud Abbas’ statement regarding the termination of all agreements with Israel.

Screenshot of Abbas delivering rambling anti-Israel diatribe at the UNGA. – YouTube

The justices are attempting to find out whether Abbas’ remarks apply to the Oslo Accords – signed in 1993 and 1995 – which helped establish the Palestinian Authority as an entity. Continue Reading »

ICC prosecutor prepares groundwork to charge Israel with war crimes

By claiming “Palestine is a State,” the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s ruling means that the ICC has jurisdiction and Fatou Bensouda can begin taking on Palestinian causes.

By i24NEWS

 

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s claim that “Palestine is a state,” has more than likely paved the way for future war crimes investigations against Israel.

With her assertion, in one fell swoop she has enabled the court to claim jurisdiction involving Palestine’s cases.

Bensouda’s primary argument about Palestine’s status was that in 2015, it was accepted into the ICC’s Assembly of State Parties, without encountering any significant objections. Her claim that no members legally challenged Palestine before the ICC judges at the time, was a form of legal acceptance, according to a report in The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »

Kemp: ‘ICC decision to investigate Israel would make Himmler proud’

The International Criminal Court, heir to the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal, has in a grotesque inversion become a propaganda weapon of organizations linked to the 3rd Reich.

By RICHARD KEMP

 

SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, architect and director of the Holocaust, would be proud of the latest move by Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Intent on the total elimination of the Jewish race, Himmler supported Amin al-Huseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, in his plans to eradicate the Jews in Palestine.

Now Bensouda and the ICC have joined the international campaign aimed at eliminating the Jewish state, led by al-Huseini’s successors. Continue Reading »

ICC prosecutor announces intent to investigate Israeli ‘war crimes’

ICC chief prosecutor: “In brief, I am satisfied that war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.”
– WATCH: Israeli PM  Netanyahu: The prosecutor “has turned the ICC into a political tool to delegitimize the State of Israel.”

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor announced on Friday she wants to open a full investigation into alleged Israeli “war crimes” in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territories.

“I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine,” ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement quoted by AFP. Continue Reading »

Palestinians Angered at ICC Report Suggesting War Crimes Violations

Palestinian school books teach Arab children to become martyrs, then the PA rewarding them with lifetime stipends incrementally based on the number of Israeli Jews murdered could constitute a war crime according to a report by the Int’l Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor.

By The Associated Press

 

JERUSALEM — Palestinian officials expressed “great concern” Thursday over a report by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor that includes a warning that Palestinian stipends to attackers and their families could constitute a war crime.

Palestinian government’s ‘Pay to Slay’ Pricelist to (the families of) killed and incarcerated murderers. – PMW

Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki said the prosecutor’s office’s report was “based on misleading narratives of a political nature … rather than an objective and accurate description of the relevant facts.” Continue Reading »

ICC prosecutor again declines directive to investigate 2010 flotilla raid

International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, declines Appeals judges order to reconsider her earlier refusals, and open a formal investigation of the May 2010 IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara.

By Associated Press, Israel Hayom Staff

 

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday again refused to open an investigation into the 2010 raid by Israeli forces of an aid flotilla heading to the Gaza strip.

Appeals judges in September ordered Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to reconsider her earlier refusals to open a formal investigation into the May 31, 2010, raid of the Mavi Marmara.

MS Mavi Marmara making a tour of Istanbul harbour on the occasion of her return to Istanbul, December 26, 2010 – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Hevesli

The ship was trying to breach the maritime blockade Israel imposed on Gaza after the Hamas terrorist group seized control of the enclave from rival Palestinian faction Fatah in 2007 in a military coup. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Two impending ICC rulings that may shape Israel’s image

With the ICC appeals chamber having ordered ICC Chief Prosecutor to ‘reconsider’ giving Israel a pass surrounding the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, 125 state signatories of the Rome Statute could potentially be obligated to arrest & extradite Israeli politicians, leaders and former soldiers, should they ever arrive in their country.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

Around or before December 2, the International Criminal Court Prosecution is expected to make two key decisions which could shape Israel’s future.

One is about the Mavi Marmara 2010 flotilla incident and the second will deal with both the 2014 Gaza War and the settlement enterprise. Continue Reading »

ICC Appeals orders prosecutor to reevaluate closure of ‘Marmara’ case

International Criminal Court’s Appeals body orders ICC prosecutor to reconsider past two decisions to close war crimes charges against Israel for its actions during the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla event.
– 10 armed Turkish IHH activists were killed by Israel Navy commandos.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

The International Criminal Court’s top appeals chamber on Monday ordered the ICC prosecution to reconsider her decision to close the probe into war crimes allegations relating to the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.

After years of attempting to go after top Israeli political and military officials in courts in Turkey, Europe and before the ICC for the deaths of 10 mostly Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) activists killed by Israel Navy commandos, the split ICC Appeals Chamber decision keeps the case alive. Continue Reading »

Israeli Officials Outraged as ICC seeks one-sided, ‘Palestinian victims of Israeli ‎crimes’‎

Despite the fact that Int’l Criminal ‎Court ‎Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has yet to decide ‎whether the court has any jurisdiction over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 3 ICC judges urge “victims of the situation in Palestine” to come forward, to facilitate investigation against Israel.
• Jerusalem officials: Move demonstrative of predisposed “strong anti-‎Israel policy.”

By Ariel Kahana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israeli officials voiced outrage Tuesday over ‎a recent decision by the International Criminal ‎Court in The Hague to actively seek alleged victims of Israeli crimes against Palestinians, arguing that this action indicates “strong anti-‎Israel policy.”‎

Jerusalem has reportedly filed a formal protest with ‎the ICC for launching a campaign that actively urges the “victims of the situation in Palestine” to ‎seek legal action against the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

ICC declines Palestinian request for ‘immediate investigation’ of Israel

Shortly after the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda met Tuesday with PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, who submitted a request to investigate Israel over the Gaza deaths, a decision to not pursue their request was issued.

By Gary Willig

 

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague refused the Palestinian Authority’s request to open an immediate investigation against Israel over the deaths of 62 rioters during violent protests on the Gaza border last month.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki – flickr

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda met Tuesday with PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, who submitted the request to investigate Israel. Continue Reading »

Palestinian FM seeks war crimes probe at the ICC

The Palestinian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning, to investigate alleged crimes committed in the Palestinian territories in Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces.
– Watch video of FM explain blackmail strategy of UK for ‘reparations‘ 

By AFP

 

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court.

Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Int’l Criminal Court warns Israel, Hamas over charges for 30 deaths in Gaza

The Chief Prosecutor in The Hague urges both Israel, Hamas to immediately end the violence since both could be held responsible for the deaths of Palestinian rioters, “The situation in Palestine is under preliminary examination by my office,” she warned.

By David Rosenberg

 

The International Criminal Court at The Hague may prosecute Israel over the deaths of Arab rioters who clashed with IDF forces on the Gaza-Israel frontier over the past week and a half, a top ICC official warned Sunday.

Chief Prosecutor for the ICC Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Sunday demanding an end to the use of violence on the border between Israel and Gaza, and suggested that both Israel and the Hamas terror organization could be held responsible for the deaths of some 30 Arab rioters and terrorists killed since activists launched six weeks of violent protests on the frontier on March 30th. Continue Reading »

International Criminal Court Prosecutor: ‘Gaza flotilla deaths will not be investigated’

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor at the Int’l Criminal Court stands by her previous decision, and declines newest motion, this time by the island-nation of Comoros, to investigate the 2010 IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara, whose aim was to breach Israel’s legal blockage on Gaza, a recognized Palestinian terrorist enclave.
• Bensouda: Case not serious enough to merit ICC probe.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Thursday she is standing by her previous decision not to open a full-scale investigation into a raid by Israeli naval commandos on a flotilla that in 2010 attempted to breach the maritime blockade Israel has placed on the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Human Rights Watch levels ultimatum to Israel over Gaza war-crimes investigation

 

HRW, known for its anti-Israel bias, accuses Israel of preventing its researchers for accessing Gaza and Egypt of preventing HRW representatives entry since 2008.

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Human Rights Watch demanded on Monday that Israel allow its investigators into Gaza if it wants the International Criminal Court “to take seriously” Israel’s own war crimes investigations.

The ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (photographed above/Wikimedia) started a preliminary examination of 2014 Gaza war crimes allegations in January 2015.

HRW accuses Israel in a 47-page report of preventing its researchers for accessing Gaza. It has also accused Egypt of preventing HRW visits to the coastal territory since 2008. Continue Reading »

ICC prosecutor dismisses court ruling to reopen 2010 Mavi Marmara case

Despite the order earlier this month by the International Criminal Court to reopen its case against Israel, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda rejected the call for a probe, noting the blockade was deemed legal by the UN, and the level of violence used against the Israelis.

By Eli Leon & News Agencies

 

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has appealed an order to reconsider her decision not to investigate the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda – Photo: AP

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