Posted: December 21, 2012 in News

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

“Settling” constitutes a warcime according to international law and ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislations’
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Al Akhbar English | December 20, 2012

The Palestinian Authority, newly granted access to the International Criminal Court, vowed Thursday to hold Israel accountable for increased settlement building.

It did not, however, specify how it would seek to punish Israel for the illegal settlements and made no mention of its recently awarded right to refer Israel to the ICC. The PA’s status upgrade at the UN General Assembly allows the entity to exercise a greater range of legal measures, including the power of referral to the ICC.

“Israel will pay for the crime of settlement building on Palestinian territory,” said PA presidential spokesperson Nabil Abu Ridniyyeh, referring to Palestinian lands annexed by Israel in its war with several Arab countries in 1967.

“Not a stone shall remain of…

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