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PA is working closely with the International Criminal Court in its investigation of Israel, reveals PA minister

Headline: “Al-Malki: The contacts with the ICC will continue despite the occupation’s obstacles”




“[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Malki emphasized that ‘The contacts will continue with International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, despite all the obstacles being placed by the occupation authorities.’


As part of his response to the occupation canceling his VIP certificate and the interrogation of his entourage when they returned to Palestine through the Al-Karameh crossing (i.e., Allenby Bridge), Al-Malki said… that the occupation authorities informed the [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs teams at the Jordanian-Palestinian border following their interrogation that holding contacts with the ICC is a red line, and they threatened to impose sanctions if the coordination with it continues. He explained: ‘In the meeting with Bensouda it was emphasized that the launch of the investigation [of Israel] must be expedited and the cases must be transferred in the transitional period of the new president (sic., apparently refers to the new ICC chief prosecutor who will replace Bensouda), and that there need to be practical steps on the ground to advance them instead of reexamining the cases with the ICC’s new team.’”