Tag Archive for ICC

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 »

Int’l Criminal Court opens investigating on 2014 Gaza conflict, housing for Jewish families

Israel’s National Security Council warned that the Hague is planning to open an investigation on Israel’s actions during the 2014 Gaza conflict with Hamas and the construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

By David Rosenberg

 

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over construction in eastern Jerusalem, the expansion of Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria, as well as the 2014 conflict with Hamas, Operation Protective Edge.

According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the international court is planning on opening an investigation later this year into the 2014 war with Hamas, as well Jewish housing projects in Judea and Samaria. 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 »

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. Continue Reading »

PLO official threatens to charge Israel at ICC in the Hague over ‘piracy’

 

Executive Committee member of the PLO says he will charge Israel of ‘piracy’ at the ICC should Jerusalem enforce a new Knesset bill to withhold funds from the PA that’s equal to their monthly stipends paid to families of dead terrorists, and murderers in prison.

By Gary Willig

 

The Palestinian Authority will take Israel to the International Criminal Court over recent steps to punish the PA for its continuing payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons and to the families of terrorists, a senior PA official claimed.

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Israel decides to allow Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas cut Gaza’s electricity

 

Although Gaza’s 2 million residents are already receiving 3-4 hours of power a day, Israel abides by the Palestinian leader’s decision to cut the power, rather than having the Israeli public cover Gaza’s electricity bill.

By the Associated Press

 

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers warned of renewed violence Monday if Israel acquiesces to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ wishes and reduces its electricity supply to the isolated territory.

Gaza’s 2 million residents already get by with only four hours of electricity a day. In an effort to push his Hamas rivals out of power, Abbas says his West Bank government will stop paying Israel to provide electricity. 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 »

PA Abbas reports Palestinians turning to Int’l courts over Jewish expansion

 

Not specifying which of the courts the Palestinian leadership will turn to, the 2 major int’l courts which could deal with Israeli settlements are the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

By ADAM RASGON

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership plans to continue to confront Israeli settlements in international institutions, commenting on the Knesset’s passage of a law that legalizes settlement homes on private Palestinian land.

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“This legislation is in violation of international law, and we will continue our work with international courts to protect our existence sea survival on the land of Palestine,” Abbas told a press conference in Paris. Continue Reading »

Abbas confidant reveals: Palestinians ‘to prosecute hundreds of IDF officers at ICC’ 

 

In an Israel TV2 report, it was reported by a close Abbas associate that the Palestinians Authority has collected names and photographs of hundreds of Israeli soldiers in order to have them charged by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

By i24news

 

The Palestinian Authority is in the process of collecting the details of various Israeli soldiers in order to take them to the International Criminal Court in 2017, a prominent Palestinian journalist said Sunday, according to Israel’s Channel 2.

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In showing the public his true feeling towards Israel, Obama opens the door for Abbas’ PA to pursue countless charges against Israeli citizens at the ICC and elsewhere.

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Israel’s PM considers entry of ICC reps into Israel, West Bank for public relations

 

CONFIRMED: PM Netanyahu is considering allowing Int’l Criminal Court representatives to come to Israel and the West Bank for a visit, and not for gathering ‘evidence’.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

Multiple senior government sources confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering allowing International Criminal Court representatives to come to Israel and the West Bank.

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague. – Photo: REUTERS

The trip would be for public relations in order to educate the Israeli public about the ICC and not to gather evidence regarding the 2014 war or the settlements. Continue Reading »

Palestinian rights activist at the Hague receives death threats

 

Dutch authorities confirmed they were investigating threats against a legal researcher at the Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, who says she’s received multiple death threats since the beginning of the year.

By REUTERS

 

Amsterdam – Dutch authorities are investigating death threats against a Palestinian rights activist in The Hague targeted because she has made submissions to the International Criminal Court’s inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict.

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Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (C) leaves the ICC at the Hague [File]. – Photo: REUTERS

Nada Kiswanson, a legal researcher at Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, said the threats began early this year and have continued on a regular basis since. Continue Reading »

ICC Prosecutor: Israel is “exchanging information” in Gaza war crimes inquiry

 

An Israeli gov’t source confirmed there was contact with the ICC on procedural issues for an investigation over possible war crimes during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.

By Reuters

 

GENEVA – Israel is holding discussions with the International Criminal Court over its investigation into possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, the ICC’s prosecutor said.

Israeli airstrike during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: Reuters

The disclosure would indicate a step-up in Israeli engagement with the Hague-based tribunal and a shift from a policy of non-cooperation with ICC probes of alleged war crimes in Palestinian territories. Continue Reading »

ONE MORE TIME: Palestinians threatens to take Israel to the ICC

 

Once again the PA Foreign Ministry condemns Israel  from nationalizing the land in the Jordan Valley, calling on international support to sanction Israel.

By Dalit Halevi

 

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has denounced Israel’s “extreme” decision to nationalize 2,343 dunams (2.343 square kilometers) of land in the Jordan Valley, saying that it is part of an effort to “spread out” in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

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The statement claimed that the decision indicates Israel’s disregard for the international community’s condemnations and its efforts to prevent any possibility of creating a geographically-viable Palestinian state.
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“The Israeli attempt to empty the Jordan Valley of Palestinians will not succeed. Continue Reading »

Israel’s AG gives ‘OK’ to relocate terrorists’ families within West Bank

Israel’s Attorney General suggests relocating terrorists’ families within Judea & Samaria, arguing that expulsions to Syria or Gaza, proposed by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, violate int’l law and may expose Israel to charges at the ICC.

By Tova Tzimuki & Itamar Eichner

 

After expressing his stance that the expulsion of the families of terrorists to Gaza or to Syria contravenes international law and would expose Israel to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Attorney General Avcihai Mandelblit has decided to allow the government to expel families within the West Bank.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

Mandelblit is expected to inform Prime Minister Netanyahu that the expulsion of families from one city to another within the West Bank will be allowed, but only in cases where it can be shown that the family knew in advance of their relative’s intentions. Continue Reading »

WATCH VIDEO: Israeli NGO opens war crimes case against Palestinian Authority TV at ICC

 

view videoThe Israeli NGO Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center charged in its statement, “Many of the terrorists launched their attacks after they watched programming which called very clearly for the killing of Jews.”

 

Oprah Winfrey isn’t giving a car to her studio audience in the video; rather, she’s making a bold, bizarre call for violence that isn’t suitable for daytime TV, or any TV for that matter.

“America, kill Muslims”, Winfrey says, before she’s replaced by Kevin Spacey’s Congressman Francis Underwood from “House of Cards”, who leans into the camera and says “as soon as I get to the presidency I will kill Muslims and nobody can stop me”. Continue Reading »