Tag Archive for ICC

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 »

Palestinians tell ICC they have sole sovereignty over ‘State of Palestine’

Pandering to the court with platitudes and  yarns, the Palestinians submit their report to the ICC, attesting, “The State of Palestine affirms that it has sole sovereignty over the territory of the State of Palestine, occupied in 1967, which comprises the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and which is also recognized by the international community.”

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinians on Monday submitted their observations to the International Criminal Court regarding the ICC prosecutor’s request for a determination on the scope of its jurisdiction in the “State of Palestine.”

On January 28, the ICC Pretrial Chamber ordered setting the procedure and schedule for submission of observations on the prosecutor’s request, resubmitted on January 22, under article 19(3) of the Rome Statute related to the scope of the court’s territorial jurisdiction in the “Situation in the State of Palestine.” Continue Reading »

‘Deal of the Century’ may spur ICC case on Jewish settlements

Analysis: With the Trump State Department’s policy on Jewish settlements a direct contradiction to previous administrations, Israeli leaders may find themselves facing an ICC prosecutor who contends there’s a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe building Jewish neighborhoods is a war crime.

By the Associated Press

 

Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank.

With the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court poised to launch a war crimes probe of Israel’s settlement policies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced plans to move ahead with the potentially explosive annexation of large parts of the West Bank, including dozens of settlements. 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 »

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 »

Could Gantz become 1st PM with Interpol Warrant preventing his traveling abroad?

While Israelis flock to vote on election day, Tuesday, a Dutch court will hold War Crimes hearing against PM Netanyahu’s greatest contender, Benny Gantz, since some countries, particularly in Europe, allow prosecution of foreign officials for war crimes if their local courts refuse to prosecute.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

The District Court of the Hague will hold a hearing on Tuesday about whether a war crimes case against Benny Gantz is admissible relating to his command decisions during the 2014 Gaza War.

Israeli soldiers and commanders may also be on the hot seat at The Hague before the International Criminal Court, but Tuesday’s hearing, which also happens to be Election Day, is a local Dutch court proceeding that is unrelated to that. 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 »

PA Threatens to Sever Ties With Israel After Demolition of Illegal Structures

Although the Wadi Hummus residents knew they were defiantly building on Israel’s side of the security fence, they claim that when they began construction they were unaware of the 2011 edict prohibiting construction within such a short distance of the barrier.
– IDF: The law is the law; court decreed 12 buildings razed were too close to the security barrier.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

 

The Palestinian Authority threatened to cut ties with Israel over its forced demolition Monday of 12 building in Wadi al-Hummus near east Jerusalem, dubbing it a “war crime” and “ethnic cleansing.”

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NGO to file for ICC probe against Haniyeh, Abbas for crimes against humanity

The Israeli NGO, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, seeks to open it’s second war crimes probe against Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh at the ICC for the militarization of young children, the deliberant, unyielding exploitation of civilians as human shields and Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket fire against civilians.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

An Israeli NGO is pushing the International Criminal Court to investigate Palestinian leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

On September 13, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice plans to file its second request this year to the ICC prosecutor’s office asking that it open a war crimes probe against Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for the militarization of children under the age of 15. 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 »

NGO seeks War-Crimes case against Hamas’ incendiary ‘Terror-Kites’ at ICC

Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center NGO, has asked Israeli farmers on the Gaza border to strengthen their pending petition to the Israeli courts by joining their legal petition to the International Criminal Court over Hamas’ flaming terror-kites.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

An Israeli NGO is building a case against Hamas to submit to the International Criminal Court over the flaming kites the terror group has launched against Israeli border farmers in the last month.

According to Israeli media, the kites are responsible for some 260 fires in Israel’s fields in the past month, destroying thousands of acres of crops and causing millions of dollars in damage. 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 »