Palestinian membership of the ICC is a positive step towards justice ~ Samira Shackle, MEMO, Friday, 06 March 2015.
Ever since Palestine made moves towards joining the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in early January, it has faced a major backlash. Israel has withheld millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenues, worsening the economic crisis in the occupied territories, while America has threatened to make its aid to Palestine dependent on the leaders in Ramallah not actually making a complaint against Israel at the ICC.
However, with peace talks stalled completely and pressure growing from the Palestinian public to see some sort of action, those at the top of the Palestinian Authority (PA) are undeterred. An official told reporters that they would lodge their first complaint against Israel on 1 April, the day that Palestine’s membership of the ICC comes into effect. The complaint will centre on Israel’s war against Gaza last…
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