Tag Archive for International Criminal Court

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 »

Jerusalem org charges Palestinian leaders with ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC

Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas & Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh are accused by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a nonprofit organization advocating democracy in the Middle East, of facilitating multiple human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, illegal detention and torture.

By Yair Altman


The Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a nonprofit organization advocating democracy in the Middle East, aims to urge the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate the conduct Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political bureau chief (and former Prime Minister) Ismail Haniyeh for crimes against humanity.

In their request, to be submitted in the coming weeks, the group says Hamas and the PA are responsible for a host of human rights violations against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, including torture. Continue Reading »

OPINION: Will the ICC be the first to arrest Israelis abroad, or Interpol?

With the international community accepting the State of Palestine in global organizations, NGOs and UN committees, Abbas and the PLO have already initiated war crimes probes against Israel, so, who will be the first to issue arrest warrants, and to whom?



Following last month’s acceptance of the “The State of Palestine” as a member of Interpol, a new question has come to the fore: What is the greatest legal threat now to Israel? Interpol or the International Criminal Court? Both institutions have the potential authority to issue international arrest warrants against Israelis for alleged war crimes. 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.



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.


“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 »

Israel’s President Calls on Abbas to Come to Jerusalem Instead of Going to The Hague

At a meeting with American senators in Jerusalem, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin calls on PA Chairman Abbas to renew peace talks.

By Ben Ariel


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday urged Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace talks instead of pursuing efforts at the International Criminal Court (ICC) or United Nations.

“There is no other way than direct negotiations. Unilateral steps will not solve the conflict, but just give more power to the extremists,” Rivlin was quoted by AFP as having said during a visit by a delegation of U.S. senators headed by Republican John McCain.

“I call upon President Abbas: instead of going to The Hague or to the United Nations, come to Jerusalem.

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