ICC Asks Palestine Clarifications over Abolishing All Agreements with Israel

The ICC asked legal explanations from the Palestinian Authority regarding its decision to end all agreements with Israel. (Photo: File)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested clarifications from the Palestinian Authority regarding its decision to end all agreements with Israel in light of the latter’s decision to annex a large part of the occupied Palestinian territory, according to a Palestinian Foreign Ministry official.

Omar Awadallah, head of Department of UN and Specialized Agencies in the Palestinian territories, confirmed that the Ministry has received a request from the ICC regarding President Mahmoud Abbas’  announcement to absolve Palestine of all agreements with Israel, on May 19.

Awadallah told WAFA that despite the President’s decision, the legal jurisdiction of the ICC in Palestine will not change.

The Court asked Palestine to “provide additional information on this matter, including with regard to the Oslo agreements between Palestine and Israel,” said Awadallah, noting that “the Court will shoulder its responsibilities as the party investigating the crimes in Palestine, and that the declaration will not affect Palestine’s status on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, along with the subsequent recognition by the countries of the world and the change of its status to an observer member in the United Nations in 2012.”

He stressed that under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, international legal actors have the right to either absolve themselves from agreements or end them.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bendouda reiterated on April 30 that Palestine is a state, and therefore the ICC has legal jurisdiction to rule on alleged war crimes committed there.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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2 Comments

  1. https://www.rt.com/news/480328-palestine-incitement-israel-trump-plan/

    “By deception thou shall succeed”, and Jewish Zionists practice this to the ninth degree.
    The first few words one reads in this infamous “Deal Of The Century” fairy tale, make it crystal clear. They establish that, the meagre areas where Palestinians will be suffered to reside, albeit with threats of continuing Jewish harassment and oversights, Shall hereinafter be called “The State OF Palestine”. The whole publication is, thereafter, liberally peppered with the description “Palestinian State”. Repeated, ad-nauseam, because, if the gullible read the whole edifice of these inventions, they will, by the end be brain-washed into believing that a Palestinian State will be created. If you are one of those, you must, by definition, also be a psychopath.

  2. Surely, if we all write and talk, only mentioning the egregious crimes, deprivations, murders, loss of human rights, etc. etc., without actually mentioning Jews, Jewishness or indeed Israel, it then becomes impossible for any such formulated speech and writings, to be classified as “antisemitism”, how could it? there would be no mention of Semitism to justify it. We could all just focus and highlight all the evils being visited upon the Palestinians, social media platforms could not legitimately block them, and remember, the whole World, including blind Harry and his dog, are already well aware of who the criminals are, without the need to expressly mention it.Copy paste this post, make it your own, and welcome. This could be the best psychological means of attack?

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