ICC rejects Palestinian bid to investigate Israeli war crimes during ‘Cast Lead’ Gaza operation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor announced Tuesday that he has rejected a bid by the Palestinian Authority to have the war crimes tribunal investigate Israeli conduct during ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in Gaza.

The reason for his decision was that under the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, only internationally recognized states can join the court.

Barak Ravid

Haaretz, Tel-Aviv

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