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ICC expands its Jurisdiction to include occupied Palestine, enrages Israel

The International Criminal Court has announced that it has jurisdiction in the Palestinian territories illegally occupied by Israel since 1967. This decision will allow the ICC to investigate potential war crimes carried out by Israel for the first time.

On February, 5 2021, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, headquartered in The Hague, published a ruling, establishing its jurisdiction in Palestine. This jurisdictional ruling from the ICC's pre Trial Chamber one establishes that Palestiness West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, which Israel has been illegally occupying since 1967, are indeed in the scope of the ICC's territorial jurisdiction, and therefore it can proceed with investigating potential war crimes committed by Israel.

In 2019, the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, had already established through a preliminary investigation that the situation in Palestine did indeed meet the Rome statutes criteria for an investigation. However, before proceeding, she sought the court's opinion on whether the Palestinian territories fell under the ICC's jurisdiction.

In 2012, Palestine achieved non member observer state status at the United Nations, and then acceded to the statute in 2015.

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