ICC Takes Step to Investigating Israel for War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has taken a major step toward investigating Israel for war crimes against Palestinians. On Friday, the ICC’s prosecutor asked judges to outline the territorial jurisdiction of the investigation. While Israel is not a party to the International Criminal Court, an indictment could subject Israeli officials to international arrest warrants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the investigation as anti-Semitic, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the news.

President Mahmoud Abbas: Today is a great day for us because we accomplished all that we need, because, from today, the International Criminal Court will start to accept all the issues.

Source: Democracy Now