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PM calls on ICC to expedite investigation of Israeli war crimes

""Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in Munich. (WAFA Images0

MUNICH, Saturday, February 15, 2020 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today upon the International Criminal Court to expedite its litigation procedures, especially after the ICC’s chief prosecutor announced in December its desire to launch a full investigation into Israeli war crimes in occupied Palestine.

During a meeting with ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference 2020, Shtayyeh said he rejects all attempts to politicize the work of the ICC, calling for the protection of the international judicial system from the pressures practiced by some countries aimed at obstructing its work.

Meanwhile, Shtayyeh reiterated the Palestinian people’s rejection of the recently unveiled US peace plan, known as the “deal of the century”, which he said falls short of meeting the minimum legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

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