ICC Urges Israel to Give Material for Preliminary Gaza Probe


the-international-criminal-court-in-the-hagueThe prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, said in an interview that she hasn’t received any information yet from either side regarding last summer’s Gaza war and urged Israel and the Palestinians to provide information to her.

Bensouda opened a preliminary examination of the war in January.

She said the prosecutor’s office will analyze the information to determine whether four criteria are met: Do the crimes come under ICC jurisdiction? Are there any national legal proceedings dealing with those crimes, which could take precedence over ICC action? Are the crimes grave enough to warrant the intervention of the world’s permanent war crimes tribunal? Will it not be against the interest of justice if the ICC intervenes?

“It’s really difficult to say this is going to take two months or three months, or one year or 10 years,” Bensouda said, noting that in Afghanistan the preliminary probe has already taken 10 years.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. I hope the ICC wants material on Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Iran, PA, etc. on their war material like the one they want on Israel and Gaza. Let’s see their war crimes against humanity before one even asks Israel about theirs.


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