The Palestinians want the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into the death of Yasser Arafat, a senior Fatah official announced on Sunday.
Jamal Muheissen, member of the Fatah Central Committee, claimed that Israel was responsible for the death of Arafat, who died in November 2004.
“This file will be presented to the International Criminal Court,” Muheissen told the Palestinian Shms News Agency. “We want to bring the Israeli occupation to trial for every crime it committed against our people.”
The Fatah official said that Israel was continuing to issue threats against the Palestinian Authority and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas following the ICC’s decision to launch a preliminary examination into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
“President Abbas is receiving threats from Israel because of his decision to join the International Criminal Court,” Muheissen added. “It’s important for all Palestinians to be united in this political battle against the Israeli occupation.”
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