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 »
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.
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 »
Having not entered Gaza or Israel during their ‘investigation’, and receiving no cooperation with the Israeli government, the UNHRC still adopted a report accusing only Israel of war crimes during Hamas’ year-long organized clashes with armed rioters along Gaza’s border with Israel.
By David Rosenberg
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of human rights violations, including war crimes, for its response to violent riots and attacks on the Israeli border along the frontier with Gaza.
On Friday, the Council’s 40th session voted in Geneva by a margin of 23 to 9, with 14 abstentions and one absence, to adopt the 252-page report conducted by the Commission of Inquiry on the Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Continue Reading »
Considering the United Nations Human Rights Council commission had no access to Gaza or cooperation from Israel, due to the biased mandate to only investigate Israel’s response to the Hamas-led riots along the Gaza border, PM Netanyahu rejected the report, saying the UN had set “new records for hypocrisy and mendacity out of an obsessive hatred of Israel.”
In a likely war crime, IDF soldiers deliberately shot at children and people with disabilities when it quelled Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border during the last 11 months, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission of inquiry reported on Thursday morning. Continue Reading »
With calls for restitution for their investments of “an estimated €315,000 worth of EU-funded humanitarian assistance,” the European Parliament members condemned Israel’s plan to remove the illegal Bedouin encampment in a 320 to 277 vote, noting, “The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law.”
– Last week Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that there was no legal reason to prevent the illegally built homestead’s relocation.
By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
The European Union on Thursday warned that Israel’s plan to demolish the Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, may amount to a war crime. 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
The released its first preliminary report on Thursday regarding alleged war crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians since June 2014 with its greatest focus on Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014.
The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague. – Photo: REUTERS
After the preliminary investigation was launched in January of 2015, the ICC received and analyzed 66 communiques from Israel, the Palestinians and various organization around the world detailing the incidents of Operation Protective Edge, alleged settlements-related war crimes and other issues. Continue Reading »
The epitome of cynicism: The Palestinian complaint against Israel’s alleged “extrajudicial executions” with the ICC refers to Israeli security personnel shooting dead Arab terrorists as they attempt to stab Jews, with knife or hatchet still in hand.
By Dalit Halevi
The Palestinian Authority (PA), which continuously incites and encourages stabbing attacks against Israelis, has filed a complaint against Israel’s alleged “extrajudicial executions” with the International Criminal Court(ICC).
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
Saab Erekat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Monday declared that the PA had filed more complaints to the ICC against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, with regards to what he called “extrajudicial executions” during the current intifada. Continue Reading »
Everyone points fingers at Israel, while ignoring Geneva Convention articles prohibiting Hamas’ exploitation of children as civilian soldiers, violations of int’l laws in using human shields as SOP, targeting random civilians, and repeated extrajudicial execution of their citizens.
By Yoni Kempinski
The head of the Center for Near East Policy Research, journalist David Bedein, told Arutz ShevaSunday that Israel is falling into Arab information war traps by referring to non-combatants killed in Gaza as civilians, when it should refer to them as members of “Hamas’s civilian army.”
Hamas’ Children soldiers – YouTube screenshot
Bedein explained that UNRWA is being used to train and indoctrinate a new generation of children in Gaza into terrorism. Continue Reading »
An unofficial report independently compiled by a group of retired Western generals confirms Israel’s internal report released today, on IDF’s conduct during ‘Operation Protective Edge’ proving the UN’s ‘baseless blaming’ of Israel.
Israel will issue a report on Sunday arguing its 2014 Gaza offensive was lawful, a move aimed at pre-empting the release of findings of a UN war crimes investigation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as a waste of time.
Netanyahu during Sunday’s government meeting. – Photo: Ohad Zoigenberg
Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that “whoever wants a baseless automatic accusation against Israel can waste their time reading the UN report.”Continue Reading »
Former high-level military commanders & military leaders release report of fact-minding mission to Israel, concluding that unlike Hamas, IDF was careful to abide by int’l laws of war.
By Yitzhak Benhorin
A multi-national group of former senior military and political leaders on Friday released its findings that during Operation Protective Edge, “Israel not only met a reasonable international standard of observance of the laws of armed conflict, but in many cases significantly exceeded that standard.”
Rubble in Gaza after IDF strike during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: Reuters
The release of the findings comes not long before the UN Human Rights Council’s release of its own findings on Israel’s actions during last summer’s conflict. Continue Reading »
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