ICC Prosecutor: Displacement of Occupied Population Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, warned, on Wednesday, that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitutes a war crime.

Bensouda said in a statement regarding the situation in Palestine:

Bensouda said she was also alarmed by the continued violence at the Gaza border with Israel, revealed that the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories remains under preliminary examination by her office.

She concluded,

The Israeli High Court had approved the demolition of the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, which would displace 181 residents, half of whom are children, as part of an Israeli settlement expansion plan.

Source: Palestine Chronicle