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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Jerusalem Institute of Justice CEO says dozens of foreign legal interns will be hosted to assist in bringing International Criminal Court charges against Hamas & PA leaders, as part of a program promoting human rights and the rule of law.
By Yair Altman
An initiative by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice hosts dozens of foreign legal interns a year as part of Israel’s international public diplomacy efforts. The program was launched in 2010 as part of the JIJ’s vision to promote human rights, the rule of law, and the freedom of thought, conscience and democracy.
Since then, the institute has been hosting interns from around the world who have an academic background in international law, administration and politics, and who are actively involved in research projects focusing on human rights in the Middle East from an Israeli perspective. Continue Reading »
Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says PA filed ‘war crimes’ charges against Israel at Int’l Court after Israel’s High Court of Justice approved demolition of illegally built Arab compound on public lands.
• WATCH John Bolton explain illegitimacy of the International Criminal Court.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had filed a war crimes suit against Israel following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the evacuation of the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar.
National security adviser John Bolton talks about the International Criminal Court, the PLO and the US supporting Israel. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »