war crimes

How Vulnerable Is Israel To War Crimes Charges?

'Proportionality' is not the issue -- but the 'Hannibal Directive' might be.

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For now at least, the Fatah party leadership of the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas has given up on direct bilateral negotiations with Israel, and is seeking other means to advance the Palestinian national cause. Apparently this involves joining the International Criminal Court and charging Israel with war crimes or other violations of international law. (The United Nations has just approved the Palestinian application for ICC membership to begin April 1.)

Ralph Seliger

U.N. Head Sets Date For Palestinian Membership In ICC

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.

Abbas Signs Treaty, Threatening Israel With War Crimes Charges

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed an international treaty that will allow the investigation of Israel for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

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"Perhaps we should consider the moral issue here."

Seattle Buses to Carry ‘Israeli War Crimes’ Ads


(JTA) -- Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about "Israeli War Crimes" to mark the second year since the Gaza war.

The Seattle Midwest Awareness Campaign has paid $1,794 to place the advertisements on 12 buses beginning Dec. 27, the day Israel entered Gaza to stop rocket attacks on its southern communities, according to Seattle's King 5 News.

The ads feature a group of children looking at a demolished building under the heading "Israeli War Crimes: Your tax dollars at work."

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