israel fails to understand that the ICC’s investigation into their war crimes will continue with or without their cooperation

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Israel to ‘Engage’ with ICC on War Crime Probe

Israel will “engage” with the International Criminal Court probing alleged war crimes, but only in order to question the tribunal’s right to investigate Palestinian allegations, an official said Thursday.

Palestinian children play next the remains of their house on June 22, 2015 in Gaza City, which was destroyed during last summer's war. (AFP/Mahmud Hams, File)
Palestinian children play next the remains of their house on June 22, 2015 in Gaza City, which was destroyed during last summer’s war. (AFP/Mahmud Hams, File)

“We’ve decided to engage with the ICC, the engagement will be limited solely to the question of authority” to deal with Palestine, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

According to AFP, the Palestinian Authority last month submitted a first dossier of evidence to the ICC, following a decision by the court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to launch a preliminary probe.

The probe, ordered in January, was set up to establish whether there was enough evidence for a full-blown war crimes investigation into last…

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