PA ICC Goal: Indictments Against Israeli Ministers

A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) source has revealed to Arutz Sheva that PA foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki will submit an official response as part of an impending “war crimes” suit against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday before the afternoon.


The response asks to receive information from ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda regarding her investigation of a request submitted by other Arab countries on behalf of the PA.


It was prepared by a team of 45 representatives – of which no less than half are from the politburo of the Hamas terrorist organization.


The PA source said the response, which spans hundreds of pages, aims to capitalize on the anti-Israel momentum this week caused by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report released Monday, which charges Israel with “war crimes.”


The suit will “bring testimonies tied to the report with a goal of achieving indictments against senior (IDF) officers and governmental ministers on charges of breaching international law” in last summer’s counter-terror operation, the source told Arutz Sheva.


“The court won’t be able to ignore the document, and from our perspective it will be an accomplishment and a precedent ahead of submitting our complaints in the near future,” added the source.


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