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News Brief

  4/3/2012, Nisan 11, 5772

International Court Rejects ‘Cast Lead’ Lawsuit


The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has decided that it cannot rule on Arab lawsuits over Israel’s 2008-2009 Cast Lead counterterror operation in Gaza. The office decided that the matter is outside its jurisdiction because “Palestine” is not a state.

The NGO Monitor organization was involved in fighting the suit. “The fact that the case even proceeded this far was clear legal overreaching, but it shows the strength of NGOs that lead the de-legitimization and demonization campaigns against Israel,” said NGO Monitor legal advisor Anne Herzberg.