Gov't may weigh sanctions on PA leaders over ICC case

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Gov't may weigh sanctions on PA leaders over ICC case
Unilaterally joining international organizations as if the PA is a state, and opening a war crimes suit are violations of the Oslo Accords, Israeli officials have argued.
By LAHAV HARKOV
FEBRUARY 13, 2021

The government may consider sanctions on Palestinian Authority leaders following last week’s International Criminal Court ruling that it has the jurisdiction to investigate allegations of Israeli war crimes. The ruling came after the Palestinian Authority acceded to the Rome Statute and became a member of the ICC in 2015. It then lodged a complaint about alleged war crimes in “occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” Israeli officials have argued that unilaterally joining international organizations as if the PA is a state, and opening a war crimes suit are violations of the Oslo Accords. As a result of the court’s ruling, the Interministerial Task Force for the International Criminal Court under the leadership of former minister Ze’ev Elkin recommended sanctions against the leadership of the Palestinian Authority in response to their lawfare efforts at the ICC, Makor Rishon reported.

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