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  5/9/2014, Iyar 9, 5774

Call for Int'l Court Jurisdiction in 'Palestine'


Arab and international human rights organizations sent a joint letter to Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, urging him to put PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria under the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction.

In the letter, the groups urge Abbas "to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the ICC by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/or filing a further declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction over crimes committed on Palestinian territory from 1 July 2002," according to the Amnesty International Website.