United Nations: Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
“We urge the ICC to begin the investigation of these war crimes of settlements and the attacks against the children, against the civilians, against the infrastructures, schools, properties, everything in the Gaza Strip and in other parts of the occupied territory,” Mansour said in a press briefing on the ongoing Isareli-Palestinian conflict.
Mansour warned against interfering in the work of the ICC and said the court must be allowed establish responsibility for the war crimes allegedly committed by Israel.
In early March, an ICC prosecutor said that the tribunal would investigate crimes that were allegedly committed by the Israel Defense Forces in Palestine, including Gaza and the West Bank territories, since June 13, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed the move as “undiluted antisemitism” and vowed to fight until this “injustice” is reversed.
Earlier on Tuesday, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal told Sputnik Palestine intended to appeal to the ICC over the recent Israeli attacks on media agencies’ offices in the Gaza Strip that housed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. (Sputnik)