Israele will not recognise ICC jurisdiction

On court's allegations of war crimes in Gaza

08 April, 18:02

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, APRIL 8 - Israel will not recognise the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague regarding Israel's alleged war crimes during the 2014 conflict with Gaza.

    On March 3, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she intends to investigate both Israel as well as Hamas for any war crimes committed starting from June 2014 in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.

    After the first decision, on March 9 Bensouda sent Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) a formal notice of the investigation, advising them that they would have until April 9 to request a postponement, on the condition that they begin their own investigations into the allegations made by the ICC.

    Now Israel is getting ready to repeat, as it has already done in the past, that it does not recognise the ICC's jurisdiction.

    Media reports said the decision was made on Thursday in a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence Minister Benny Gantz, National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, and others.(ANSAmed).

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