Israel: Palestinian Referral to ICC Is Legally Invalid

(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs) The purported Palestinian referral to the International Criminal Court is a cynical step without legal validity. The ICC lacks jurisdiction over the Israeli-Palestinian issue, since Israel is not a member of the Court and because the Palestinian Authority is not a state. The Palestinians continue to exploit the Court for political purposes, rather than work towards resuming the peace process with Israel. Israel expects the ICC to stand firm against continued Palestinian efforts to politicize the Court.

2018-05-23 00:00:00

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