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 occupied Palestine.

During a meeting with the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference, 2020, Shtayyeh said he rejects all attempts to politicize the work of the ICC, calling for the protection of the international judicial system from the pressures practiced by some countries aimed at obstructing its work.

Meanwhile, Shtayyeh reiterated the Palestinian people’s rejection of the recently unveiled US peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century,” which he said falls short of meeting the minimum legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.