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Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC

Palestinian girl in front of Gaza bombed by Israel

The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses. After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had …

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UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions. Addressing the …

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Netanyahu asks US to help Israel avoid war crime charges

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US lawmakers Wednesday to help fend off Palestinian claims that his country engaged in “war crimes” while defending itself against attacks from Gaza, one top lawmaker told The Post. The Israeli leader later told international reporters that his country employed “extraordinary measures” to avoid …

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Benjamin Netanyahu faces arrest in Spain

Benjamin Netanyahu

Should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever set foot inside Spain, he—and six other current and former Israeli government officials—will be subject to arrest, thanks to a Spanish judge who effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group late last week. As to be expected, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was less …

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Citizens’ campaign to arrest Blair continues

Tony Blair

Citizens band together to arrest former British prime minister over involvement in Iraq’s invasion a decade ago. It was only as David Cronin saw Tony Blair and his entourage striding towards him that he finally plucked up the courage to go through with his plan to attempt to arrest the …

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US warns European governments against supporting Palestinians at UN

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Private memo threatens ‘significant negative consequences’ if Palestinian Authority succeeds in obtaining enhanced status. The United States has warned European governments against supporting a Palestinian bid for enhanced status at the United Nations, saying such a move “would be extremely counterproductive” and threatening “significant negative consequences” for the Palestinian Authority, including …

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Tony Blair and George Bush should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu

Tony Blair and George Bush

Anti-apartheid hero attacks former prime minister over ‘double standards on war crimes’. Tony Blair has strongly contested Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s views. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be hauled before the international criminal court in The Hague and delivered a damning critique of the physical and moral devastation caused by …

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a …

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