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International Criminal Court Says It Will Investigate Israeli War Crimes

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International Criminal Court Says It Will Investigate Israeli War Crimes

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On February 5th, The International Criminal Court said that its jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, clearing the way for its chief prosecutor to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions.

The decision was welcomed by the Palestinians and decried by Israel’s prime minister, who accused the court of “legal persecution.”

The ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in 2019 that there was a “reasonable basis” to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip as well as Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. But she asked the court to determine whether she has territorial jurisdiction before proceeding.

The ICC could also potentially investigate alleged crimes committed by Palestinian groups. Bensouda said her probe would look into the actions of Hamas, which fired rockets indiscriminately into Israel during the 2014 war.

Nabil Shaath, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed the decision and said it proved the Palestinians were right to go to the ICC. “This is good news, and the next step is to launch an official investigation into Israel’s crimes against our people,” he said.

The Palestinians have asked the court to look into Israeli actions during its 2014 war against Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, as well as Israel’s construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the decision “proves once again the court is a political body and not a legal institution.”

He said the decision “hurt the right of democratic countries to defend themselves in the face of terror,” and added: “We will continue to use all means to defend our citizens and soldiers in the face of legal persecution.”

In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters that the Biden administration was aware of the announcement and was looking into it.

“However, we have serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise jurisdiction over Israeli personnel,” Price said. “We have always taken the position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for those who consent to it or are referred by the U.N. Security Council.”

This is also possible since the Biden Administration appears to not be as supportive as the Trump Administration was for Israel’s activity. This is not certain, however.

Human Rights Watch welcomed the decision, saying it “finally offers victims of serious crimes some real hope for justice after a half century of impunity.”

“It’s high time that Israeli and Palestinian perpetrators of the gravest abuses — whether war crimes committed during hostilities or the expansion of unlawful settlements — face justice,” said Balkees Jarrah, associate international justice director at the New York-based group.

Earlier, the US warned all ICC representatives against investigating Israeli or US conduct and that they had no jurisdiction on them.

On September 2nd, 2020, the United States imposed sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and another senior prosecution official, Phakiso Mochochoko. In addition, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced that the United States had restricted the issuance of visas for certain unnamed individuals “involved in the ICC’s efforts to investigate US personnel.”

Meanwhile, the normalization in relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, apparently may not be working as intended.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indefinitely postponed planned visits this month to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing Israel’s coronavirus travel restrictions.

Netanyahu has said he plans to visit Israel’s new Gulf partners for several months. It would be the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister.

His office said in a statement that “despite the importance of the trip to Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone the visit at this stage because of the closed skies.”

It is unclear if it is really due to COVID-19 restrictions or other reasons. It comes down to speculation.

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Zionism = EVIL

The simple historical FACT is that the world is fed up with Zionist cowardlyCUNTS and they are headed the same as the Apartheid arseholes and other shitty regimes like Saudi arsewipes as well. Even the Americunt dumbass lardarses mired in their deadbeat economy and CIA’s home goal Covid are not interested in dying for the Zionist scum parasites. The end in nigh!

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tzatz

Oh really?

How long have you been predicting that? lol

Ashok Varma

The Apartheid regime lasted over 150 years and they were European racists, the Zionists are just gutter trash from the Slavic lands and will die off much faster.

farbat

they cant simply collapse away these zionists they will suffer and be eradicated

Ashok Varma

They need to be eliminated as they are causing wars, famines and crimes all over the world. Humanity will only survive if these insidious Zionists are eliminated.

farbat

utter extinction of zionism is the only solution acceptable

farbat

at one point sooner or later these “hebrew” speakers will be extinct

farbat

we wont allow the globalists to collapse the zionists away and say all is well now because their suffering is necessary for sure and if it means eradication than be it that way they cant simply get away

farbat

even if the zionist usurper entity collapses we arent done with them and even if they suffer and the world begs us to stop we arent done with them

tzatz

‘We’ … the vile Shia Mullahs?

Yossi knows when to attack …

tzatz

Predicting the future … a swami?

Your advice is worthless … a vile Shia apologist

Fog of War

The Khazars are not from Slavic lands Mr. Rama

Helen4Yemen

Khazaria used to be where today is southern Russia.comment image?w=500

Fog of War

Even if that was true, that would most likely make them Tartars of some sort and not East European Slavs silly girl, and definitely not the Poles. I see you fail to grasp how Russia acquired its landmass.

For instance:

” Before being conquered by the Tsardom of Russia in the 16th century, the region was dominated by native Uralic tribes and a succession of Turkic empires, such as Volga Bulgaria, the Khazars, the Golden Horde and the Khanate of Kazan. “

Helen4Yemen

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This is the genetic region by ancestry.Com and
23andMe also has the same area for the ancestry
origin of the Ashkenazi.

Hasbara Hunter

ISraHell is a Safehaven for Khazarian Mobsters, Warcriminals, Paedophiles, Kid Killers, Organ-Smugglers & Human-Traffickers, Terrorists, Swindlers, Rapists, Thieves, Bloodsuckers…etc…etc… They won’t extradite any of “THEIR CITIZENS”

tzatz

Wow … you’d never make jury selection … eh?

FlorianGeyer

Very well said, HH.

Judge a Khazar for what actually they do, and never for what they say they do :)

Hasbara Hunter

They were only able to do so while creeping during the night of ignorance…Today the dawn of knowledge shines on them, they have been exposed. Thus I decided to warn for their plots for identifying Evil is a form of warning for it.”

FlorianGeyer

You may have seen this, but if not, its very instructive.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/62DqmZ759Eio/?list=notifications&randomize=false

The origins of the khazars.

FlorianGeyer

Thanks for the link, HH.
Its there for all to see, yet will a general awakening be too late?

Hasbara Hunter

True a lot of Sheeple are getting their experimental vaccination at the moment…I consider this voluntary euthanasia a personal freedom of every individual… If they prefer to trust Dr Mengele fine by me…One can also wonder if we will really miss these Loyal servants of the Elites in case of a Global Civil War…these days different shades of grey have vanished…each individual has to ask himself: Black or White…Good or Evil…We don’t know the outcome yet…but nevertheless beautiful days…

FlorianGeyer

I would prefer Dr Mengele to the current quacks in the UK :)

A few years ago I had a nasty virus and lost 10% of my weight in 2 weeks.
My doctor said in writing that I had puss on my tonsils and treated me accordingly with anti-biotics.

The only problem with his diagnosis was the small detail that I had NO tonsils. They were removed about 60 years ago.

‘Dr Mengele’ took over and quickly found that I had a virus and as such, antibiotics were more than useless.

Ashok Varma

Israel is a criminal regime and must be held accountable. Its crimes against children are abhorrent.

Just Me

The world is closing in on the Zionist child killers and even US did not block the ICC jurisdictional ruling.

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tzatz

The US like Israel is NOT a party to the Rome Convention …

Hasbara Hunter
tzatz

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Cromwell

Yes we know that court is for everyone else but those murdering scumbags.

tzatz

It’s a political court …. to prosecute war criminals from non-democratic states

Mostly Africans … Europeans from former Yugoslavia …. NO DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN TRIED

Hamas … yes …. they will be tried and found guilty

daniel

Unfortunately you are right about ICC

johnny rotten

My two cents that will end in nothing and perhaps it will be very bad for some of the judges, as long as it goes on, and there are many doubts about this.

Pave Way IV

Earlier, the US warned all ICC representatives against investigating Israeli or US conduct and that they had no jurisdiction on them.

Find out who the idiot was that made this claim ‘on behalf of the U.S.’, revoke their U.S. citizenship and send them directly to the Hague. There is NOTHING in the U.S. Constitution about protecting Israel or psychopathic war criminals from justice. Jurisdiction = humanity, you f’king degenerates.

tzatz

Hamas and the PA are being investigated as well …. hello?

What’s good for the goose … eh?

Concrete Mike

That part about investigating the PA, was just a bone thrown at dramatic morrons like you.

Ita obvious the war crimes ratio is 1000 israeli crime to every 1 palestinian crime.

Thank god for inclusion.

Watch out for all domestic terrorist now, the new buzz word around.

tzatz

Nothing’s obvious … that’s the point

To YOU and your ilk … eh?

Dicksonrp

Says the zio terrorist piece of shit

tzatz

Hamas and the PA will be unable to justify their criminal actions … they’re the terrorists

next

Dicksonrp

Pompek, the zio mange dog

Hasbara Hunter

This is also possible since the Biden Administration appears to not be as supportive as the Trump Administration was for Israel’s activity. This is not certain, however….

FACT CHECK:

ZIO JOE IS UP TO HIS NECK IN SATANYAHU’S ASS.

https://original.antiwar.com/ramzy-baroud/2020/03/17/zionist-biden-in-his-own-words-my-name-is-joe-biden-and-everybody-knows-i-love-israel/

Ulli

This is a very dangerous decision. I know already a few countries that will be next. In this issue Russia & China should back Israel. So called NGOs have great influence with the UN and behind this NGOs are Big Tech, The EU and US billionaires. Everything must be done in order to bring this court down.

Condor

Just because it convicted a lot of Serbian cowardly war criminals?

Concrete Mike

No, i disagree.

We need this process to end western capital domination. Its the big banks and corporations that run the show now, the opponents are transnational!

Dicksonrp

Go behind the bridge and take your panties down…

Condor

The western taxpayers sold our conscience by supporting and funding the criminal murderous occupation of Palestine by disgusting so-called Zionists who are infact savage criminals. It is time to put these Zionist child murderers into the dock of justice.

verner

the best news lately is that the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT has jurisdiction over the illegal settlement israel and will pursue the war crimes by the jews – prosecutor fatou besouda is brave and it will be interesting to see how the war criminals par preference (i.e. the jews) will deal with her or the cases before the court – run her down with a car, plant child pornography on her computers, plant stolen stuff in her home, threaten her children or, more suggestions in order to preempt the friggin scum in palestine – (they can’t really send a prostitute to her like kushner’s father did to his brother in law and then he squealed to his sister).

and please note that the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT is dfferent from the think tank

RichardD

It’s about time.

daniel

Nothing will happen because ICC is financed by West and it’s office is in West,

John Wallace
John Wallace

The US says ” court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for those who consent to it or are referred by the U.N. Security Council.” Only trouble there is it takes only one veto vote to stop it passing the SC so any attempt will be vetoed by US , UK, Fr so NO chance .The US doesn’t recognise the ICC or the IWC except when they want to use them against some other country.

Potato Man

Good fuking joke…
It is like saying water is wet…the fuking Zion have west in their nuts, it get nowhere.

Lazy Gamer

It occurred in Palestinian soil and these are continuing crimes. lol Anyway, all of the crimes on both sides should be investigated.

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