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ICC Prosecutor says escalation of violence could constitute a crime under Rome Statute

ICC Prosecutor says escalation of violence could constitute a crime under Rome Statute
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

THE HAGUE, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (WAFA) – International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said today that the escalation of violence in the Palestinian territories could constitute crimes under the Rome Statute.

"I note with great concern the escalation of violence in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as in and around Gaza, and the possible commission of crimes under the Rome Statute," said Bensouda in a tweet.

The ICC has decided earlier this year to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians with specific attention to the 2014 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

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