Palestinian Authority seeking war crimes charges to be brought against Israel?
Is the West next in line for war crimes against ISIL and terrorists (such as in Pakistan)?
Palestinian Authority submits documents to UN to join International Criminal Court
http://rt.com/news/219439-palestine-icc-un-join/ - January 02, 2015 [extracts]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute, the founding treaty to join the International Criminal Court, on Tuesday, a day after the UNSC failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid for the creation of a Palestinian state.
The ICC has already recognized Palestine’s “observer” status at the UN General Assembly, and the dispatch of the signed documents marks the final step in the process of consolidating its membership in the court.
On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the move saying that: “It is the Palestinian Authority – which is in a unity government with Hamas, an avowed terrorist organization that, like ISIS, perpetrates war crimes – that needs to be concerned about the International Criminal Court in the Hague.”
In response to the move, a senior State Department official has warned that attempts by the Palestinians to deliver to the UN documents on joining the International Criminal Court might affect the US aid its receiving.
UN security council rejects Palestinian statehood bid
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/30/un-security-council-rejects-palestinian-statehood-bid - Associated Press - 30 December 2014
The resolution failed to get the minimum nine “yes” votes required for adoption by the 15-member council.
The resolution received eight “yes” votes, two “no” votes — one from the United States and the other from Australia — and five abstentions. Until shortly before the vote, council diplomats had expected the resolution to get nine “yes” votes. But Nigeria, which had been expected to vote “yes,” abstained.