PA's Goal at The Hague: Indictments Against Israeli Ministers

Senior PA source tells Arutz Sheva that Maliki will submit official response to ICC Thursday capitalizing on UN report momentum.Nitsan Keidar, 6/24/2015, 10:05 AM

PA to Use UN Report in Suing Israel at ICC for 'War Crimes'

'Palestine' representative at UNHRC unveils proposal to adopt new report and thereby allow it to be used in 'lawfare' at The Hague.Dalit Halevy, 6/23/2015, 8:27 PM

Israeli Rights Group Calls on ICC to Dismiss 'Biased' Prosecutor

Shurat Hadin cites prosecutor's 'extreme bias' against Israel, says she accepted 'Palestine' to ICC in violation of international law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2015, 5:57 PM

PA 'Lawfare' Against Israel at ICC to Commence Next Week

PA to submit first 'war crimes' file next Thursday, in attempt to open legal war against Israel over last summer's war in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2015, 8:25 PM

South Africa Tries Sudanese President for Darfur War Crimes

After initial warm welcome despite ICC warrant, S. African court tries man behind Darfur crimes after barring his exit from the country.Ari Yashar, 6/15/2015, 10:47 AM

ICC Calls to Arrest Sudanese President for War Crimes

International court calls on South Africa to make arrest during state visit; Johannesburg ignores warrant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2015, 11:59 AM

PLO Prepares to Face Israeli Lawsuits at ICC

Realizing move to sue Israel may boomerang, PLO begins legal defense prep, announces 'war crimes' suit submission against Israel on June 25.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 6/2/2015, 4:27 PM

Despite Amnesty Report ICC 'Stonewalling' Hamas War Crime Trial

Shurat HaDin director reveals impact of new report, says Hamas executions show Abbas 'only controls a few blocks in Ramallah.'Ari Yashar, 5/30/2015, 11:52 PM

PA Diplomat: We'll Submit Two Lawsuits to ICC

Senior PA diplomat says the PA will submit two suits against Israel to the International Criminal Court on June 25.Elad Benari, 5/21/2015, 6:45 AM

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

War crimes prosecution can only happen under a regime change, experts say, as Assad is likely to be involved in any short-term solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2015, 9:27 AM

Hamas Calls for Action After Leftist NGO's Anti-IDF Report

Hamas leaders call on Arab world, international community to bring IDF officers to trial for defending Israel.Dalit Halevi and Gil Ronen, 5/9/2015, 11:58 PM

ICC Weighing Prosecuting PA for War Crimes

ICC chief prosecutor intends to launch 'unbiased' investigation into 'both sides' of Gaza war; no official decision has been made yet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2015, 1:15 PM

Israel to Return Frozen Tax Funds to PA

1.8 billion shekels to be transferred to Ramallah on Monday, despite PA joining the ICC.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2015, 8:30 PM

ICC Not to Prosecute ISIS for War Crimes

Islamic State, despite legacy of genocide, rape, and enslavement, not under ICC's 'jurisdiction' - so why is the non-state PA?Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2015, 4:25 PM

Michael Oren: PA in the ICC a 'Strategic Threat' to Israel

The PA plans to use its berth “as a strategic threat against Israel, in the form of international boycotts and sanctions," said Oren.Moshe Cohen, 4/2/2015, 11:28 AM

Foreign Ministry: PA's ICC Bid 'Hypocritical'

Israeli Foreign Ministry lashes back at Palestinian Authority's ICC membership, noting it violates the Oslo accords.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2015, 7:37 PM

PA Officially Joins ICC to Sue Israel for 'War Crimes'

PA's ICC request takes effect on April 1 to charge 'settlements' and 'war crimes,' even as PA source admits the move will likely backfire.Ari Yashar, 4/1/2015, 9:36 AM

'PA Cancels ICC Moves against Israel in Exchange for Tax Funds'

Also as a result of Israel's decision to free up the tax funds, the PA reportedly won't stop its security cooperation with Israel.Arutz Sheva, 3/29/2015, 8:27 PM

Abbas Risks ICC Declaring Gaza is Not His

PA gambit at the ICC might backfire if the court declares Ramallah has no grounds to file complaints for Gaza.Gedalyah Reback, 3/26/2015, 9:51 PM

Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at the ICC

Despite a stacked deck, Israel is girding itself and is well-prepared for a showdown in the International Criminal Court.Gedalyah Reback, 3/24/2015, 10:46 PM

Erekat Vows to Intensify Efforts Against Israel

PA chief negotiator says the results of the elections means PA will continue to pursue Israel at ICC.Elad Benari, 3/18/2015, 4:45 AM

Liberman Unfazed by PA's Threats to Take Him to ICC

Liberman brushes off threats by Palestinian Authority to take him to court over remarks on beheading Arabs.Ben Ariel, 3/11/2015, 3:13 AM

PA Threatens Lawsuits Over 'Settlements', Gaza War

DFLP leader taunts Israel by claiming legal documents are already being prepared against it, due to 'evidence' gathered by leftist NGOs.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 6:07 PM

UNESCO: ISIS Antiquities Destruction in Iraq a 'War Crime'

UNESCO calls on ICC, UN Security Council to prosecute ISIS over destruction of antiquities in Nimrud, Iraq as 'war crime.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2015, 12:39 PM

PA to Submit First ICC 'War Crimes' Charge on April Fools' Day

In uncanny timing, PA's first complaint against Israel over 'war crimes' including 'Gaza war and settlement activity' to come April 1.Ari Yashar, 3/2/2015, 6:46 PM

Erakat: Israel Tax Freeze Aims to Collapse Palestinian Authority

Chief PA negotiator Saeb Erakat says Israeli decision to withhold taxes after PA ICC application designed to destroy it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2015, 5:16 PM

IDF's Top Legal Expert Unconcerned by ICC 'War Crimes' Probe

Maj. Gen. Efroni says IDF is conducting investigations on operation that should make ICC trial superfluous.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 8:29 PM

Abbas Forms Committee to Sue Israel for 'War Crimes' at ICC

Abbas appoints Erekat to head group preparing documents to sue Israel for Gaza op, which Abbas's Fatah took part in committing war crimes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2015, 6:25 PM

ICC Urged to Reconsider a Probe of Flotilla Incident

Lawyers representing the Comoros ask ICC to reconsider a decision not to probe Israel's 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara.Elad Benari, 1/30/2015, 5:13 AM

ICC Absurdity

It seems the ICC has a comparative disinterest in investigating the criminal violations of anyone but Israel. Avi Charney, 1/28/2015, 3:30 AM

Abbas: ICC Membership will be Fully Active by April

PA Chairman says “Israeli settlements and assaults” must be brought before the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 1/25/2015, 5:20 AM

Graham: PA Could Lose Aid if it Sues Israel at ICC

Republican senator Lindsey Graham calls PA's application to join the ICC "incredibly offensive".Elad Benari, 1/20/2015, 6:15 AM

Rivlin Calls on Abbas: Come to Jerusalem Instead of Going to ICC

During a meeting with American senators, President Reuven Rivlin calls on PA Chairman to renew peace talks.Ben Ariel, 1/19/2015, 2:14 AM

PM: Forget Europe, We're Doing Business with Asia

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu suggested Sunday that Israeli businesspeople change their focus from Western Europe to other areas.Moshe Cohen, 1/18/2015, 5:31 PM

Report: PA Offers Way Out of ICC Bid - and Ultimatum

PA would withdraw war crimes suit in ICC if Israel stops building 'settlements,' official says - and if not, halt security coordination.Tova Dvorin, 1/18/2015, 9:45 AM

Hamas Welcomes ICC Probe of Israeli 'War Crimes'

Hamas says it has proof "the Zionist enemy has committed horrible crimes against Gaza and against our people".Ben Ariel, 1/18/2015, 6:02 AM

Ya'alon: ICC Probe is 'Hypocritical and Outrageous'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says the ICC would be better off to investigate the PA's incitement and terrorism against Israel.Elad Benari, 1/18/2015, 3:57 AM

Netanyahu: Israel Rejects the 'Absurd' ICC War Crimes Probe

PM condemns 'folly' of letting 'Hamas press charges on Israel,' noting ICC's rules breached by letting 'non-state' PA sue Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2015, 8:00 PM

US Slams 'Tragic Irony' of ICC Israel 'War Crimes' Probe

US State Department says ICC probe against Israel 'counterproductive to peace,' notes Israel has withstood 'thousands of terrorist rockets.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2015, 5:53 PM

ICC Launches Probe into Israeli 'War Crimes'

ICC prosecutor opens a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed by Israel. Netanyahu: This decision is scandalous.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/16/2015, 8:12 PM

Report: Abbas 'Willing' to Give Israel a Break on ICC

If talks resume with Israel in the coming weeks, PA chief Mahmoud Abbas won't file charges against Israel in the Hague, he said.Moshe Cohen, 1/15/2015, 10:06 AM

Obama to Netanyahu: The PA Isn't a State, Can't Join ICC

President Obama speaks with PM Netanyahu, reaffirms that the United States opposes PA bid to join the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 1/13/2015, 3:12 AM

PA Envoy: ICC Can Start Investigating Israel's 'War Crimes'

The PA's representative at the UN says the ICC can begin examining Israeli "war crimes" without waiting until the PA becomes a member.Ben Ariel, 1/9/2015, 6:12 AM

Gantz: The PA's Moves at the ICC Are Unnecessary

IDF Chief of Staff says the PA's request to join ICC is unnecessary, notes Israel conducts its own investigations when those are needed.Elad Benari, 1/9/2015, 4:14 AM

Republican Senator's Bill Would Halt Aid to PA

Republican Senator Rand Paul introduces a bill that would immediately halt aid to the PA until it drops its bid to join the ICC.Elad Benari, 1/8/2015, 5:44 AM

US: 'Palestine' Not a State, So Not Eligible to Join ICC

State Department spokeswoman says PA not a country so can't sign up to Rome Statute, as Congress threatens to cut all funding to PA.Ari Soffer, 1/7/2015, 9:19 PM

UN Says 'Palestine' Will Join ICC on April 1

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Palestinian Authority will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2015, 6:12 AM

EU Condemns Israel for Freezing PA Tax Money

EU says freeze 'runs counter' to Oslo Accord, fails to mention freeze is a penalty for PA ICC move that is a breach of Oslo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 4:46 PM

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 8:06 AM

Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PA Over ICC Bid

The United States reviewing its annual $440-million aid package to the PA because of its effort to join the ICC, says State Department.Elad Benari, 1/6/2015, 6:16 AM

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 9:08 PM

NGO Files 3 War Crime Suits in ICC against PLO

Complaints against Rajoub, Faraj and Hamdallah follow Shurat Hadin's previous complaints against Mashaal and Abbas.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2015, 1:01 PM

'We Will Not Let IDF Soldiers Be Dragged to the ICC'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu takes a stand against PA threats, notes that the PA must be tried for its own war crimes.Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 12:29 PM

Israel Freezes $127M in Funds to the PA For ICC Bid

Netanyahu orders financial penalty against the PA, which is already struggling to pay off staggering debts, in retaliation for ICC bid.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 10:01 PM

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird slams ICC bid as 'provocative,' urges return to bilateral negotiations.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 8:53 PM

Source: Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

Government source tells international media that counter-moves to the PA's litany of legislation against Israel are on the table.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2015, 6:03 PM

PA Presents ICC Membership Request to UN

PA envoy to the United Nations says PA seeks justice "for all the victims that have been killed by Israel".Elad Benari, Canada, 1/2/2015, 10:05 PM