First published by Inside Arabia on 17/2/2021
Palestinians and their supporters greeted the ICC Pre-trial Chamber’s recent decision that Palestine is considered a state and that the Court has jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli crimes with a mixture of relief and joy. However, past legal wins were wasted by the Palestinian leadership. The question now is, will they make the most of this significant win?
In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Palestinian relatives of four boys from the same family grieve during their funeral in Gaza City. Many Palestinians welcomed the ICC’s ruling on Feb. 6, 2021 that it can investigate Israeli war crimes on the occupied Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Pre-trial Chamber issued what many see as a landmark decision on February 5 regarding the status of Palestine in relation to the Rome Statutes and the jurisdiction of the Court in…
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