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15 Mar

B’Tselem: Israeli AG’s Objection to ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine Divorced from Reality

B’Tselem’s analysis finds Attorney General’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has jurisdiction to carry out the necessary investigation of the situation in Palestine. Thursday morning, […]

16 Feb

Pro-Israeli Lobbying Group Urges UK Government to Oppose ICC Probe

Westminster lobby group – Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has urged the UK government to directly oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, Middle East Monitor reports. Writing to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary, […]

15 Feb

PM Shtayyeh Calls on ICC to Expedite Israeli War Crimes Investigation

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in Munich. (WAFA Images) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, today, called upon the International Criminal Court to expedite its litigation procedures, especially after the ICC’s chief prosecutor announced, in December, its desire to launch a full investigation into Israeli war crimes in […]

18 Jan

ICC Chief Prosecutor Rejects ‘Anti-Semitism’ Claims

Chief International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s charge of anti-Semitism, in response to her announcement to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, Middle East Monitor reported. “This is a particularly regrettable accusation that is without merit,” Bensouda stressed during […]

06 Jan

Foreign Minister to Disclose Israeli Campaigns Against East Jerusalem to ICC

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced, on Sunday, its intention to report the ongoing Israeli crackdown on the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. In a statement, the Ministry said “it is viewing with […]

01 Jan

Michael Lynk: ICC Probe “Momentous Step Forward in the Quest for Accountability”

A UN human rights expert, on Tuesday, described the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israeli war crimes in Palestine as a “momentous step forward in the quest for accountability”, the Quds news Network reported. “Accountability has, until now, been largely missing in action throughout the 52-year-old occupation,” said Michael […]

01 Jan

Analysis: Will the ICC’s Investigation into Israeli War Crimes Finally Bring Justice to Palestine?

By Miko Peled for Mint Press News Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor, said in a statement regarding “alleged crimes” committed in the occupied Palestinian territories that “all the statutory criteria under the Rome Statute for the opening of an investigation have been met.” The territories in question […]

29 Dec

ICC Prosecutor: No Charges against Israelis nor Palestinians as of Yet

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, said that no charges have been filed against any Israeli or Palestinian, and the investigation has not been opened. In an interview with the Hebrew-language paper, Maariv, Bensouda said: “The International Criminal Court is acting according to the principle […]

28 Dec

Palestinian officials: Israeli plan on land registration proves the ICC is on the right track

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials said today that an Israeli plan made public by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to enable settlers to register Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank areas classified as “C” in the land registry of the Israeli Ministry of Justice proves that the […]

24 Dec

Israel Discusses Denying ICC Staff Entry into Israel

Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East Monitor reported. Israel Hayom published, on Monday, that representatives from the Israeli ministries of Foreign […]

23 Dec

Adalah: “We Believe That the ICC has Full Jurisdiction to Decide on the Concerned Criminal Cases

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made the right decision given the facts when she announced that Israel has been and is continuing to commit war crimes in the West Bank, and in the Gaza Strip and that there is no reason that a criminal investigation would not […]

23 Dec

Qasim: “US is Encouraging Israel to Commit Crimes by Opposing ICC Probe”

In an official statement, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said: “We firmly oppose this and any other action that seeks to target Israel unfairly.” the Anadolu Agency reported. He also claimed that Washington does not believe that Palestine qualifies as a “sovereign state”, hence it should not be able […]

22 Dec

Malaysia PM: “Israel Should be Tried by the ICC”

The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mohammad Mahathir, is the latest world leader to welcome the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement that they are opening an investigation into Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the occupied territories. Mahathir said Israel should face justice over the atrocities committed against the Palestinian people, as […]

21 Dec

ICC Responds to Mounting Calls for Action, Opens Official Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

“End impunity!” 29 November protest calls for action by ICC. Photo: EuroPalestine The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issued a statement on 20 December 2019 that the ICC will be opening an official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. The announcement comes […]

21 Dec

Palestinian Officials Respond to ICC Decision: “A Positive and Encouraging Step”

Saeb Erekat, head of the National Committee responsible for following up on the International Criminal Court (ICC), today, confirmed that “the decision announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request an opinion by the Pre-Trial Chamber regarding the scope of the Court’s territorial […]

14 Dec

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

06 Dec

Lawyers for Mavi Marmara Raid Victims to Appeal Recent ICC Decision

Families of those killed by Israeli forces, aboard an aid flotilla heading for the besieged Gaza Strip, in 2010, will appeal the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s recent decision not to press charges against Tel Aviv. Their lawyers announced the news on Thursday, three days after the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou […]

15 Nov

Palestinian FM Urges ICC to Bring Israel to Justice

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki, Wednesday, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its latest attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking at the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in the Moroccan town […]

11 Nov

Saeb Erekat Calls on the ICC to Investigate Shooting Death of Young Palestinian Man

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) asked the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to open a criminal investigation into the systematic and continued war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against unarmed Palestinian civilians. Erekat, in a […]

03 Sep

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

19 Jun

Palestine Urges ICC to Conduct Immediate Probe into Israeli Crimes

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Israeli government  and  its extremist settlers. The ministry, in a statement released on Monday, condemned the settlers’ assault on the town of Kafr Malik, […]

07 Jun

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

14 Apr

Trump Warns ICC against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes

US President Donald Trump has warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “swift and vigorous response” if the Hague-based tribunal investigates Americans and Israelis for war crimes. Trump issued the warning on Friday, after ICC judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to probe atrocities committed by US forces […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
18 Mar

U.S. State Department Threatens ICC of Visa Restrictions

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will place restrictions on visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) employees investigating alleged crimes of U.S. or allied troops in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported. In his statement, he also mentioned Israel, which is a staunch U.S. […]

17 Mar

Malki Condemns Bullying and Intimidation of the ICC

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki, today, criticized attempts by the United States administration to bully and intimidate the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) and obstruct justice. “Today, the Secretary of State of the United States, acting on a threat delivered in September by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, stated […]

07 Dec

Foreign Ministry Issues Complaint to ICC over Investigation into Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Malki, presented a complaint, on Wednesday, to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, for procrastination in opening an investigation into Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people. The ministry said, in a statement, that al-Malki expressed his disappointment to Bensouda […]

28 Oct

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying Palestinian natural resources. The organisations […]

18 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

17 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

12 Sep

Trump Administration Threatens to Sanction ICC Judges, ICC Repsonds

White House national security adviser John Bolton, on Monday, threatened to impose sanctions on ICC judges and prosecutors if they sanction Americans, Israelis or other allies to the United States. Bolton described the ICC as “dangerous” and “irresponsible,” saying it represents an infringement of US sovereignty. Bolton said the International Criminal […]

12 Sep

P.A. To Head To ICC Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) has announced, Tuesday, its in tension to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israel over the pending illegal demolition on al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian village. Chief Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has submitted a report to Prosecutor Fatou […]

11 Jul

Malki to Meet ICC Secretary General Next Week

Palestinian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Rawan Suleiman, revealed that Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki is due to visit The Hague next week, for a meeting with the Secretary General of the International Criminal Court and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Chemical Weapons. Suleiman told Voice of Palestine radio that the […]

25 May

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

23 May

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

23 May

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

22 May

Palestinian Officials Refer to ICC for Israeli Crimes and Violations

The State of Palestine, as a party to the Rome Statute, has signed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral should cover all the Israeli crimes and violations committed or to be committed against the people of Palestine, in the past, present and future, said the Higher […]

23 Jan

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

09 Jan

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

23 Dec

Rights Groups Submit File to ICC Prosecutor

Four Palestinian human rights organizations, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights and Al Haq, submitted their fifth substantive communication to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the Assembly of States Parties at the United Nations […]

20 Sep

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

27 Nov

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

06 Oct

ICC Delegation to Visit the Holy Land

A delegation from the world’s only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, this week, to “promote better understanding” about its work, their chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The trip, from Wednesday until October 10, will be the first to the region by officials from the prosecutor’s […]

06 Jun

Human Rights Watch Calls on ICC to Launch Investigation into Israeli War Crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into serious crimes committed against Palestinians, by the state of Israel, over the past decades. HRW said in a statement, Sunday, that ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda should carry out a formal probe consistent with […]

23 Mar

No Safe Place: BADIL Releases Public ICC Submission

The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights has announced the release of ‘No Safe Place’; a report based upon BADIL’s formal submission to the International Criminal Court, delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor, in February of 2016.No Safe Place provides a damning indictment of Israeli acts […]

12 Feb

Gaza: Rights Groups Submit 2nd Communication to ICC

February 12, 2016 12:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Four Palestinian human rights organizations submitted, on Wednesday, a second communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in August of 2014.According to a Al Mezan Center for Human Rights’ press release, the four organizations whose mandate it is to pursue justice […]

21 Dec

Ashrawi on Former ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Settlement Comments

It was recently reported in the Jerusalem Post that former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Louis Moreno-Ocampo, allegedly claimed that the Israeli High Court’s rulings could safeguard Israel from being prosecuted for war crimes, and, in an interview with Times of Israel, he praised an Israeli Foreign […]

14 Dec

ICC Delegation to Visit oPt in February

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to visit the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) in February, a Palestinian Authority official said.A member of a national committee in charge of follow-up with the ICC, Wasel Abu Yusif, told Ma’an News Agency that the visit will include ongoing investigations […]

23 Nov

Palestinian Rights Organisations Deliver Submission to ICC

November 23, 2015 9:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Palestinian Human Rights organisations have delivered a submission to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 2014 Gaza offensive.23 November 2015 Today, in a historic moment in Palestinian pursuit of accountability, four Palestinian human rights organisations delivered a confidential communication to […]

04 Aug

PA Report on Settler Violence Submitted to ICC

The Palestinian Authority filed a report on settler violence with the International Criminal Court on Monday, following an arson attack in the West Bank last week that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler.Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma’an News Agency that the file was handed over to the ICC’s chief prosecutor […]

29 Jul

ICC Postpones Visit to Palestine

A Palestinian diplomat on Monday announced that a planned visit to Palestine later this month by a delegation from The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would be postponed.“The ICC has informed the Palestinian government of the postponement of the delegation’s visit – initially slated for the end of July – […]

18 Jul

ICC Prosecutor Ordered to Reconsider Israeli Flotilla Raid

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered its chief prosecutor to review a decision not to probe Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, saying ‘errors were made.’Fatou Bensouda late last year dropped the investigation leading to potential prosecution into the incident in which 10 Turkish activists were […]

27 Jun

Obama “Hamstrung” by Israeli Lobby on Palestinian ICC Bid

The US opposition to the bid by the Palestinian Authority to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza is the result of pressure from the Israeli lobby, says an investigative journalist.“AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) clearly has total control of the US Congress […]

26 Jun

PA Presents Evidence Against Israel to ICC

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday delivered the first batch of evidence to the International Criminal Court in support of its campaign to have Israel investigated for alleged war crimes.’The state of Palestine has pledged to cooperate with the court including by providing it with relevant information and it is fulfilling […]

25 Jun

PLO to Submit ICC Documents Thursday

The PLO on Thursday will submit information to the International Criminal Court to assist with preliminary examinations into crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories since June 2014.Mustafa Barghouthi, head of the Palestine National Initiative, told a press conference Wednesday that the reports will be submitted at 4 […]

24 Jun

Palestinian MKs: Israel Should be Sued at ICC

Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset said Tuesday that the UN report on last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip provided enough evidence that Israel should be taken before the International Criminal Court.The Joint List, which groups the main Palestinian parties in the Knesset, said in a statement that it […]

12 Jun

ICC to Begin Investigation on Israeli Crimes in Gaza

The Hague-based International Criminal Court will send inspectors to arrive in Israel on June 27, as part of probe into suspected “war crimes” during last summer’s war in Gaza, Haaretz website reported Wednesday.The move, according to the PNN, comes two days after Palestine’s Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki said that the […]

09 Jun

Al-Maliki: “Files Of Settlements, Gaza, To Be Submitted To ICC On June 25”

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, stated that the files of Israel’s illegal settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, and the repeated Israeli aggression on the besieged coastal Gaza Strip, will be submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 25.Al-Maliki said that all preparations for submitting […]

01 Jun

“160 Files On Israeli Settlements To Be Submitted To ICC,’ Expert Says

Khalil Tafakji, a Palestinian expert in Maps and the head of the ‘ and Geographic Information Systems Department’ of the Arab Studies Center in Jerusalem, said the Palestinian Authority intends to submit 160 files to the International Criminal Court (ICC), documenting Israel’s illegal settlement activities.Tafakji said the files will be […]

19 May

PA Demands Fixed Date for ICC Lawsuit Submission

The Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, said on Monday that he asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to set a date for submitting the case files pertaining to the settlements and war crimes lawsuits against Israel to the court.’I filed a request two days ago to the ICC to set […]

15 Apr

PLO: 2 Months for ICC to Receive Israeli War Crimes and Settlement Files

Nabil Shaath, PLO central committee member and the International commissioner for the organization, said on Sunday that the Palestinian committees working on the Israeli war crimes case will file lawsuit against Israeli occupation authorities at the ICC, in Lahai, within the next two months.Shaath, in a statement to Al Khalij […]

11 Apr

Hamas Demands Israeli Leaders be Brought Before ICC

Earlier this month, Palestine officially joined the ICC, after the Hague-based tribunal approved its accession bid.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Hamas said Thursday that it will hand over any Palestinian to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Israeli leaders are brought to tribunal. ‘Hamas is ready to cooperate […]

01 Apr

Barghouthi: “Joining ICC A Significant Move To Strip Israel’s Illegal Immunity”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestine would be able to file cases against Israel and its commanders for war crimes against the Palestinian people, and to strip Israel of its illegal immunity that allowed it to continue […]

31 Mar

Erekat: “Palestine To Be Declared ICC Member Wednesday”

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat stated that Palestine would be announced, Wednesday, an official member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, adding that the Palestinian Authority has concluded all technical and legal preparations.Erekat said the move would enable Palestine to become a member of 523 international […]

30 Mar

PA to ‘Pause’ ICC Move in Exchange for Tax Revenues

When the Palestinian Authority joins the International Criminal Court on April 1, it will hold off on steps against Israel regarding settlement construction, Israeli media reported Sunday. The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported, according to Ma’an, that the decision follows Israel’s release of seized tax revenues. According to the report, the […]

26 Feb

Shaath: “We Will Appeal US Court Decision, Head To ICC”

Nabil Shaath, member of the Executive Committee of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinian National Authority (P.N.A) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), intend to appeal a ruling made by a US Court, and said the Palestinians will head to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Shaath said […]

14 Feb

Federation of Arab Journalists Backs Pursuit of Israel in the ICC

The Federation of Arab Journalists has adopted the decision of filing suit, in the International Criminal Court, against Israel and its crimes committed against Palestinian journalists.The federation called, previously, to file a suit against Israeli war crimes at the ICC, at a session held in Tangier over a two day […]

19 Jan

Israel Prepares Launch of Media Campaign Against ICC

January 19, 2015 3:12 PM Alexandra Halaby Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

At the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu railed against the International Criminal Court’s recent announcement that it will initiate a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that the ICC announcement by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to initiate a preliminary investigation into Israel for possible […]

17 Jan

Lieberman Threatens To “Dismantle” ICC

Following the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation to determine “whether war crimes have been committed” during Israel’s last war Gaza in the summer of 2014, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened that Israel “would act on dissolving the ICC,’ and considered the decision […]

16 Jan

ICC Probe Into Israeli War Crimes Opened

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, on Friday, opened an initial probe to see if war crimes have been committed against Palestinians, including during last year’s war on Gaza. ‘Today the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine,’ her office announced […]

12 Jan

US Senators Threaten Palestinian Officials Over ICC Bid

American senators have threatened Palestinian leadership with a ‘strong response’ over the recent decision to join the International Criminal Court.Press TV reports, via PNN, that Senators Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Chuck Schumer, and Mark Kirk issued the warning in a statement, on Friday. The statement described the Palestinian move as […]

11 Jan

U.S. Duplicity In Punishing Palestine for Joining the ICC

The United Nations announced this week that the State of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced on Tuesday that the UN approved the documents submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to join the ICC. Israel’s immediate response was to freeze […]

08 Jan

Palestine to Join ICC on April 1st

In a statement posted on the UN’s treaty website Tuesday night, United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said: ‘The statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015.’On Monday, ICC registrar Herman von Herbel confirmed that the body has received documents by Palestine declaring its […]

07 Jan

Israel and US to break Backs of the Camels called Oslo Accords and ICC

Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. […]

05 Jan

Netanyahu Threatens Palestinian Prosecution Over ICC Bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Sunday, that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid to join the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would only expose him and other Palestinian officials to prosecution over their support for what he called ‘militant Islamist groups’, PNN reports. ‘We will take steps in response and […]

01 Jan

Abbas Submits Application for ICC Membership

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, signed a formal request for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a failed UN resolution for ending the Israeli occupation.Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council came after a three-month Palestinian campaign to win support for the resolution. […]

10 Dec

Palestine Takes on Observer Status at the ICC

Palestine became an official observer at the Hague’s International Criminal Court, on Monday, according to UN envoy Riyad Mansour.The Palestinian official said the move would strengthen possibilities for Palestinian statehood, Ma’an News Agency reported. Mr. Mansour additionally stated that Palestine’s new status at the ICC was ‘another victory for Palestinians […]

01 Oct

Abbas: “We Will Join ICC Should Our Sec. Council Bid Fail”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority would go ahead with its plan to join the International Criminal Court, should the Palestinian UN Security Council bid for setting a time frame for ending the Israeli occupation fail, or be vetoed by the United States.Abbas made his statement during […]

14 Sep

Palestinian MP: Abbas Blocked ICC Bid on Israeli War Crimes

According to the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreisha, Fateh party member and defacto president of the country, Mahmoud Abbas, has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian […]

24 Aug

Hamas Agrees to Apply for ICC Membership

Hamas has now signed a proposal for Palestinian application for membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Netherlands, through which legal action could be taken against Israel, a senior official of Gaza’s ruling party said, on Saturday.The declaration follows two days of talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

06 Aug

Palestinian Negotiators Meet in Cairo, Al Maliki Meets ICC Reps at the Hague

Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation attempting to negotiate a longer truce between combatants in Gaza entered Egypt through Rafah crossing, on Tuesday, according to MENA state news.Ma’an News Agency has reported that a joint Palestinian negotiating team representing the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Islamic Jihad has been in […]

15 May

ICC To Conduct Preliminary Examination Into Marmara Attack

The International Criminal Court said that it initiated a preliminary investigation into the May 2010 deadly Israeli attack that targeted the Turkish MV Marmara solidarity Ship leading to the death of nine Turkish activists. humanitarian and medical supplies.The court said it needs to investigate the issue to determine whether the […]

04 Apr

PCHR: ‘In Light Of Ongoing Violations, Palestine Must Join The ICC’

PCHR urges President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership to follow through on recent statements they have made, in which they have pledged to sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).The Palestinian leadership must fulfil their responsibilities in ensuring justice and redress for Palestinian victims […]

12 Dec

Lieberman: “Heading To ICC, A Palestinian Declaration Of War On Israel”

December 12, 2012 8:49 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister of the extremist far-right ‘Israel Our Home Party’, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that should the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Israeli for its decision to build 3000 settlement units, the move will be regarded by Israel as a […]

12 Dec

Abbas Threatens To Head To ICC Should Israel Implement E1 Project

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, threatened to head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) should Israel insist on implementing its decision to build more than 3000 homes for Jewish settlers as part of its E1 illegal settlement project in occupied East Jerusalem.The statements of Abbas came during a press conference with […]

11 Dec

PCHR launches campaign ‘ Palestine to the ICC’

December 11, 2012 1:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

On 10 December, 2012, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, PCHR is launching its ‘ Palestine to the ICC’ campaign.The campaign aims to encourage the relevant stakeholders, namely the State of Palestine, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the international community, to fulfill their responsibilities in ensuring […]

10 Sep

ICC Calls On Interpol To Arrest Gaddafi

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, requested on Thursday that the Interpol issue “a red notice” to arrest Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Eslam, and the Libyan intelligence services chief, Abdullah Snousy‏ , for the alleged crimes against humanity of murder and persecution. “ICC is […]

04 May

Informe: el Gobierno israelí miente sobre el levantamiento de las restricciones de circulación

May 4, 2008 10:05 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro de Información Israelí para los Derechos Humanos en los Territorios Ocupados, B®Tselem, ha publicado un informe con la conclusión de que el gobierno israelí ha seguido manteniendo graves y amplias restricciones a la circulación en Cisjordania, a pesar de las afirmaciones en sentido contrario. La eliminación de algunos […]

20 Feb

ُEl enviado de las NNUU critica enérgicamente a Israel por no mejorar las restricciones de Cisjordan

February 20, 2008 10:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El Embajador de las NNUU en Israel, Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, criticó a Israel el Lunes por no aliviar las restricciones en la Cisjordania ocupada, y añadió que Israel debería tener mas fe en la Autoridad Palestina, y también que Israel debería tener mas fe en la Autoridad Palestina. La Agencia France […]

01 May

PICCR initiates a probe in the killing of a Gaza resident

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) initiated a probe into the incidents that led to the killing of resident Izzat Rasheed Al Bazary, who was abducted last week.The Commission went to Bazaria village, where the slain resident resided, met with his family and listened to their testimonies regarding […]

19 Jan

PICCR receives guarantees from Al Aqsa Brigades for smooth flow of elections

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights held two meetings with leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus regarding a smooth flow of the legislative council elections slated of January 25. The representative of the PICCR, Yasser Alawna, met in Nablus with […]

27 Dec

PICCR calls on the P.A to close political detention files

December 27, 2005 4:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Independent Commission For Citizen’s Rights (PICCR )expressed its rejection to any illegal arrests against the Palestinian residents, and demanded the Palestinian Authority to releases all of the political detainees, or the detainees who were arrested for their political opinions.   The PICCR called on the security devices to […]

08 Mar

PICCR Report: PA Lacks the Ability to Enforce Law

released Sunday its ninth annual report on the status of theIMEMC & Agencies, 16:56 The Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) released Sunday its ninth annual report on the status of the Palestinian Citizens’ rights during the year 2003. The report reflects the nature, types, and ramifications of the […]

08 Jul

Joint Press Release: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice

Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 – In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel’s political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
03 Jul

Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on

The story of Mohammad Abukhdeir is one of countless examples of Israeli oppression. His death, and the injustices that followed, are a reminder of what can happen when racism goes unchecked. $10 million a day in unconditional funding from the US makes Americans complicit. by Kathryn Shihadah Mohammad Abu Khdeir, […]

02 Jul

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

30 May

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah”

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father of five children, including an infant, allegedly after he tried to ram them with his car near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. His family denied the military allegations and said the man lost control […]

21 May

Pompeo Israel Statements: Defiance of International Law and Unconditional Support for Annexation that Perpetuates Lack of Accountability

Ref: 49/2020: Date: 20 May 2020: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the world is coming together to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the United States and its ally, Israel, are exploiting the pandemic by aggravating the systematic violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). US Secretary […]

06 May

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, bulldozed a large area of Palestinian lands near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, to prepare for a new segregated road. Eyewitnesses said the colonists, accompanied by a large number of […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
05 May

PCHR Welcomes the Response of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court to the Observations of Amici Curiae, Legal Representatives of Victims, and States.

On 30 April 2020, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) submitted a 60-page document to the Pre-Trial Chamber I responding to the observations of amici curiae, legal representatives of victims, and States concerning the situation in the State of Palestine. The Palestinian Centre for Human […]

17 Apr

PLO: On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Prisoners Between the Threat of COVID-19 and Israel’s Arbitrary Policies

Palestine Liberation Organization – Negotiations Affairs Department Introduction Since the onset of this more than half-a-century long Israeli occupation, the detention and abuse of Palestinian prisoners have not been limited to factors of a specific nature. Under all circumstances, irrespective of the situation and time, the occupation authorities have permitted […]