“Israel has until April 9 to respond to an ICC letter it received last month informing it that a war crimes investigation had been opened”

Netanyahu to call meeting on ICC investigation of Israel
by Tovah Lazaroff
April 3, 2021

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to hold a meeting Tuesday to determine whether Israel should participate in the ICC’s war crimes investigation or boycott the matter, according to reports in the Israeli media…Israel has to date participated only inadvertently in the process and has believed that it is in the country’s best interest not to be formally involved in a proceeding like this one that it deems illegitimate. The former Trump administration had denounced the ICC, which is also investing US activity in Afghanistan and had imposed sanctions on its top official. Neither Israel or the US are parties to the Rome Statute which governs the court. READ MORE

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