Palestinian Authority Asks ICC to Investigate Israel for War Crimes


The Palestinian Authority is demanding the International Criminal Court investigate the Israeli military for alleged war crimes carried out against Palestinians since 2014. This comes less than a week after the Israeli army shot and killed more than 60 Palestinians in Gaza in a single day for nonviolently protesting against the Israeli occupation and the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Thus far in the few months, The Israeli military has killed over 100 Palestinians and wounded over 12,000 more since March 30, when Gazans launched the nonviolent Great March of Return protests. Israel is seeking to block the International Criminal Court from carrying out the war crimes inquiry. Israel is not a member of the court.