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Why does Abbas block ICC application?

SERIOUS QUESTIONS WITH FEW ANSWERS
A curious piece of theatre took place outside the Chief Prosecutor’s Office in the International Criminal Court in The Hague on August 5. This was 28 days into Israel’s attack on Gaza, just over half way through, and the Palestinian foreign minister banged the drum. Continue reading Why does Abbas block ICC application?

Hamas agrees: one step closer to unity government signing Rome Statute

PALESTINE CAN NOW JOIN ICC
Hamas has signed agreement to accede to the Rome Statute and join the International Criminal Court. This gives it jurisdiction to accept a case filed by Palestine for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated on its soil currently and retroactively to 2002, the date of the creation of the ICC. This is what “Israel” fear almost more than losing the patronage, protection and largess of the Americans. Colonialism, apartheid, genocide, violations of the Geneva Conventions and war crimes are likely charges to be levelled against the “Israel.” The UN Human Rights Council will be investigating these -of both “Israel” and resistance factions in Gaza, their report is due to be completed in March 2015. Continue reading Hamas agrees: one step closer to unity government signing Rome Statute

Palestinian newborns are dying at checkpoints

New Internationalist, 13 July, 2007

Apartheid wall next to house
Israel’s apartheid wall right next to house

In their home just outside of Bethlehem, a young couple, Farid and Nadia, put their son to bed. First-time parents, they tiptoe in and out of his nursery. The view from the window is dominated by the drab grey slabs of the Separation Wall, which stands just 20 metres from the house. ‘I fear that he will grow up thinking this is normal,’ Farid says. Continue reading Palestinian newborns are dying at checkpoints