Israel expressed outrage over a move by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into Tel Aviv’s war crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he rejected the "scandalous" ICC decision, claiming the court has no jurisdiction over Palestine as it is not a state.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, has announced she has opened a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine" after the Palestinian government lodged claims of war crimes against Israel
The United Nations has called on Israel to resume the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority, which it withheld in retaliation following Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Palestinians without proper shelter and electricity, now living by candlelight as harsh winter weather has aggravated the sufferings of war-ravaged Gazans, relying on sandbags to protect their already damaged homes against heavy downpours and flooding, freezing rain and gale-force winds.
Palestinian Water Authority (PWA); over 95 percent of Palestinian territory’s aquifer polluted with high levels of nitrates and chloride. The surface of Gaza's aquifer targeted hundreds of times by Israeli military in recent years, forced Gazans to buy treated water from filtration stations. Hundreds of trucks carrying filtered water roam the streets to provide people with safe drinking water.
Israel is withholding $127 million (€106 million) in tax revenue it collects for the Palestinian Authority in response to its move last week to join the International Criminal Court, further escalating tensions with a step that could have repercussions for both sides.
Recently passed American legislation states that if the Palestinians initiate any action against Israel at the ICC, the State Department would have to stop American aid to the PA, which comes to some $400 million annually.
He said Palestine is becoming the 123rd state member of the International Criminal Court. In line with the established procedure, it will happen in 60 days. Admission to the ICC will allow Palestinians to bring accusations against Israeli officials responsible for military crimes
Israeli police have fired a rubber bullet at a five-year-old Palestinian boy’s face as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, the child’s family told Palestinian media. He sustained a skull fracture under his eye.
Israeli military has reportedly launched fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip after the regime’s forces opened fire and wounded six Palestinians in the northern part of the besieged coastal area.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticized a UN bid for statehood by the Palestinians, describing the move as an “act of aggression.”“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is adopting measures whose sole aim is to attack Israel, with no benefit for the Palestinians.”
United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution; US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psak. Israel's foreign minister described draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year ending the Israeli presence in Palestinian territories by 2017 a gimmick.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon :The Israeli army might be forced to attack Gaza again, with all its power.
"[The European Parliament] supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced,
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