The PA Threat of the International Criminal Court

(Israel Hayom) Nitsana Darshan-Leitner - For months now, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to file for membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, which would enable it to press war crimes charges against Israeli soldiers and senior officials. The Hague's authority, however, is a two-way street. From the moment the PA becomes a member, it opens itself to similar war crimes claims. Its leaders are liable to find themselves responsible for crimes against humanity and genocide. Sending terrorists to commit suicide bombings; launching tens of thousands of missiles and rockets against civilian communities; inciting and directing its own population and security forces to kill innocent civilians - these are all crimes against humanity. The writer is director of Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center.

2013-05-02 00:00:00

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