Tagged: War Crimes

Exclusive: Israel Decides to Open Dialogue with ICC Over Gaza Preliminary Examination
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Exclusive: Israel Decides to Open Dialogue with ICC Over Gaza Preliminary Examination

Israel has decided to reverse its policy and open talks with the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the preliminary examination the ICC is conducting into Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip last summer, as well as the situation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

on July 9, 2015
The 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza (“Operation Protective Edge”) One Year Later Fact Sheets
IMEU

The 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza (“Operation Protective Edge”) One Year Later

On the anniversary of the start of Israel’s assault on occupied and besieged Gaza in the summer of 2014, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet providing a summary of the results of the attack, reconstruction efforts, and the state of Gaza today.

on July 8, 2015
Life in the Ruins of Post-War Gaza
Khaled Diab, Haaretz

Life in the Ruins of Post-War Gaza

Call them the rubble-rousers: A group of destitute men have found a new calling in Gaza – navigating the Strip’s many ruins, created by last summer’s war with Israel. With heavy hammers and pickaxes, they smash away the concrete from around the steel rods, which the owners deem too valuable for the rummagers to take.

on July 6, 2015
U.N. Calls on Israel, Palestinians to Prosecute Gaza War Crimes
Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

U.N. Calls on Israel, Palestinians to Prosecute Gaza War Crimes

The United Nations called on Israel and the Palestinians on Friday to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, presented by Muslim states, by a vote of 41 to one, with five abstentions. Israel's closest ally, the United States, was the only country to vote against.

on July 3, 2015
One Year Since Gaza: Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Precision Strike’
Natasha Roth, +972 Magazine

One Year Since Gaza: Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Precision Strike’

When you read about an airstrike on Gaza by the Israeli Air Force, you invariably hear it being described as a “precision strike.” You might also occasionally read about “pinpoint” strikes, or hear references to the IAF’s ability to hit “pixel-sized” targets.

on July 2, 2015
Palestine to Submit Hundreds of Documents to ICC for 1st Time
Ma'an News Agency

Palestine to Submit Hundreds of Documents to ICC for 1st Time

Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is scheduled to make the State of Palestine's first submission to the International Criminal Court in the Hague on Thursday in pursuit of war crime charges against Israel. The PA foreign minister and a high-profile delegation are expected to arrive at the office of the prosecutor of the ICC at 3 p.m.

on June 25, 2015
Palestine Prepares to Submit File That Could See Israeli Officials Indicted
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Palestine Prepares to Submit File That Could See Israeli Officials Indicted

Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive with a delegation at the office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court in The Hague. In an unassuming modern suite of offices in the ICC’s white tower block, he will hand over a file running to hundreds of pages.

on June 24, 2015
Following UN Gaza Probe, Palestinian Authority to Present Documents to ICC on Thursday
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Following UN Gaza Probe, Palestinian Authority to Present Documents to ICC on Thursday

Following the publication of the United Nations Human Rights Council's investigation into the last round of fighting in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority plans on filing documents with the International Criminal Court on Thursday concerning what they term Israel's violations in three areas.

on June 24, 2015
Palestinian Members of Knesset Say Israel Should Be Sued at ICC
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Members of Knesset Say Israel Should Be Sued at ICC

Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset said Tuesday that the UN report on last summer's war in the Gaza Strip provided enough evidence that Israel should be taken before the International Criminal Court. The Joint List, which groups the main Palestinian parties in the Knesset, said in a statement that it welcomed any serious and independent investigation into the conflict and that Israel "should necessarily be sued over the war crimes" it committed.

on June 23, 2015
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