PressTV: Israel expresses outrage over an ICC probe into Tel Aviv’s crimes in Gaza
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:58AM
Israel has expressed outrage over a move by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into Tel Aviv’s war crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he rejected the “scandalous” ICC decision, claiming the court has no jurisdiction over Palestine as it is not a state.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed or injured in Israel’s war on Gaza last summer.
Netanyahu described the probe as “absurd” and claimed that Israel “fights terror while maintaining international law and has an independent justice system.”
In a statement on Friday, the ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said the court launched a preliminary probe into Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people.
Bensouda added that she will conduct the examination in “full independence and impartiality.”
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor…
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