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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:22 AM

ICC to probe alleged war crimes in Palestinian areas, pending jurisdiction

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS DECEMBER 20, 2019 / 10:05 AM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO

ICC to probe alleged war crimes in Palestinian areas, pending jurisdiction

Stephanie van den Berg
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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The International Criminal Courtís chief prosecutor said on Friday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the courtís jurisdiction had been established.

The announcement opens the possibility of charges being filed against Israelis or Palestinians.

The Palestinians welcomed the decision but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose country captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a 1967 war, said the ICC had no jurisdiction to investigate the Palestinian Territories.

The ICCís chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said a preliminary examination into alleged war crimes, opened in 2015, had provided enough information to meet all criteria for opening an investigation.

ďI am satisfied that ... war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,Ē Bensouda said in a statement.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-icc-palestinians-israel/icc-to-probe-alleged-war-crimes-in-palestinian-areas-pending-jurisdiction-idUSKBN1YO1S9

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