PA says will foil any Israeli, US plan for UNSC to suspend ICC probe

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PA says will foil any Israeli, US plan for UNSC to suspend ICC probe
Israel has yet to decide whether it intends to respond to Bensouda or whether it will refuse to participate in the proceedings.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
MARCH 7, 2021

The Palestinian Authority will thwart any Israeli and or the United States initiative for the United Nations Security Council to suspend the International Criminal Court’s probe into Israeli war crimes by 12 months, its Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said on Sunday. Speaking on Palestine TV Malki said he planned to travel soon to The Hague in the Netherlands to meet with the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda about her war crimes probe into Israeli and Palestinian actions in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza since June 13, 2014.

Bensouda announced her intention to hold such an investigation last week and is now expected to inform the PA and Israel that such a probe will be opened. The two governments will then have a month to respond and to argue against the necessity for such a probe. Israel has yet to decide whether it intends to respond to Bensouda or whether it will refuse to participate in the proceedings. It has already begun its diplomatic behind-the-scenes battle to dissuade the ICC from moving forward on the investigation.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/p...-us-plan-for-unsc-to-suspend-icc-probe-661247
 
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