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Netherlands asks Israeli to clarify status of FM Malki after it revoked his travel pass

AMSTERDAM, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (WAFA) - The Netherlands said on Tuesday it had asked Israel to clarify the status of the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, after his travel credentials were revoked following a visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, according to Reuters news agency.

“We have raised the matter with the (Israeli) embassy (and) informed them that, as a host country, the Netherlands is very invested in the fact that the ICC must be able to carry out its work without interference,” a Dutch foreign ministry spokesman said.

“We will not be subject to intimidation as we seek justice for victims of atrocity crimes committed in Palestine,” said Rawan Sulaiman, who serves as head of the Palestinian mission in the Netherlands and Palestinian representative to the ICC.

Sulaiman called on ICC member states “to support the integrity, impartiality and independence of the ICC, particularly, in light of the threats it, and those cooperating with it, continue to face.”

T.R.

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