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‘Netanyahu won’t act without a cane to his ass’ — Erekat says, urging ICC on Abbas

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In a leaked recording released this week, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas over his handling of negotiations with Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his failure to go to the International Criminal Court. The audio surfaced last week on the site Awraqq, and the Times of Israel posted a […]

Khalidi: It’s time for Palestinians ‘to get off their knees’ and turn to Europe and ICC

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Rashid Khalidi said today that the US opposition to the reunification of Palestinian parties exposes the “farce” that is the peace process. It is in fact a “bring them to the table on their knees process,” and the U.S. rejects a Northern Ireland model– in which George Mitchell negotiated among all parties to the conflict– because […]

ICC is called on to investigate ‘territorial black hole’ that Palestinians have been locked in for decades

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    The Guardian is reporting that two Palestinian human rights groups, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and Al-Haq, have asked the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to launch an investigation into the “widespread commission of crimes in Palestine,” and to “confront the temporal and territorial ‘black hole’ in […]

Palestinian officials hint they will go to ICC over Israel’s latest settlement plan

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Since Palestine’s UN upgrade two weeks ago, events and rhetoric appear to be on steroids, moving at a swift pace . Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking at a press conference in Ankara with Turkish President Abdullah Gü Wednesday, said he would take legal action against Israel should it make efforts to colonize E1, a portion of […]

Will Dubai get Gaza to the ICC?

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Check out the video with this Haaretz report on the Dubai assassination of a Hamas heavy. Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin is angry that the identities of three Irish citizens were used by whoever carried out the hit-job. "I’m very angry about it, and I’m very concerned. It’s a very, very serious issue. It puts […]