ICC notified Palestinian Authority of Israel probe in advance - PA FM

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ICC notified Palestinian Authority of Israel probe in advance - PA FM
The PA had been in "constant contact" with ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda since they first arrived at the court in 2014.
By AARON REICH
MARCH 10, 2021

The International Criminal Court's announcement that it would be launching an investigation into Israel came with little warning. But according to Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, the PA were warned well in advance. During an interview on official PA TV on March 6, which was translated by the watchdog Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Malki revealed that the PA has been in "constant contact" with ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. This began "from the first moment when we set foot in the ICC in 2014," he clarified.

Malki further stated that Bensouda had given them advance notice of the investigation "a number of hours" before her announcement, but had asked that it be kept a secret until then. The foreign minister added that the government is "seriously considering" paying a visit to Bensouda in The Hague to discuss the next steps in the process. The timing, however, depends on the coronavirus situation in the Netherlands. After the ICC announced the investigation earlier this month, the Palestinian Authority quickly praised the move.

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