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Hamas to be charged at International Criminal Court?

Israeli farmers to file complaint against Hamas terrorists for enabling firebombing attacks on their property, use of human shields.

Hamas to be charged at International Criminal Court?

ICC Chief Prosecutor:

No immediate investigation of Israel

ICC prosecutor declines PA request to open immediate investigation against Israel over Gaza deaths, says decision takes time.

No immediate investigation of Israel

ICC chief prosecutor may investigate Gaza deaths

Fatou Bensouda says ICC will "take any action warranted" to prosecute crimes in deadly Gaza riots.

ICC chief prosecutor may investigate Gaza deaths

International court warns Israel may be charged over Gaza deaths

Chief Prosecutor of The Hague suggests both Israel, Hamas could be held responsible for deaths of Arab rioters during clashes with IDF.

International court warns Israel may be charged over Gaza deaths

The Hague to investigate Judea, Samaria construction, Gaza war

MKs warned that International Criminal Court planning to investigate Israel over 2014 Gaza conflict, construction in J'lem, Judea, Samaria.

The Hague to investigate Judea, Samaria construction, Gaza war

Erdogan 'laughs off' call to arrest genocidal Sudanese leader

Turkish president ridicules 'absurd' ICC request for Turkey to arrest Sudanese leader accused murdering hundreds of thousands of people.

Erdogan 'laughs off' call to arrest genocidal Sudanese leader

International Criminal Court won't reopen Gaza flotilla case

ICC prosecutor stands by her decision not to reopen probe of 2010 Gaza Flotilla.

International Criminal Court won't reopen Gaza flotilla case

Watch: War criminal commits suicide in international court

Convicted Bosnian war criminal commits suicide on live television after losing appeal.

Watch: War criminal commits suicide in international court

Instead of ISIS, The Hague is investigating US soldiers

Instead of ISIS, The Hague is investigating US soldiers

Israeli diplomat vs the State of Israel

Bedouin diplomat calls on international court to try Israeli officials over what he says are Israel's plans to destroy his home village.

Israeli diplomat vs the State of Israel

Abbas associate:

'In 2017 we're going to The Hague'

Close associate of PA chairman says the PA will stop using violence to fight Israel and instead will sue Israeli commanders in the ICC.

'In 2017 we're going to The Hague'

ICC: Americans may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

ICC prosecutors say there are preliminary grounds to believe U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004.

ICC: Americans may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

PA disappointed by ICC visit

PA official blasts ICC for procrastinating in probing alleged Israeli "war crimes" in Gaza.

PA disappointed by ICC visit

ICC delegation to visit Israel and PA

Delegation from ICC will visit Israel and the PA but not as part of an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza.

ICC delegation to visit Israel and PA

War crimes investigators seek access to refugees in Europe

UN war crimes investigators asked European countries to allow them access to Syrian refugees who could help them document war crimes.

 War crimes investigators seek access to refugees in Europe

PA mulling new lawsuits against Israel at ICC

PA official says they are considering filing more complaints against Israel at International Criminal Court.

PA mulling new lawsuits against Israel at ICC

PA again threatens to take Israel to the Hague

PA Foreign Ministry denounces Israel nationalizing land in Jordan Valley, calls on international community to sanction Israel.

PA again threatens to take Israel to the Hague

Israeli group to turn to ICC over PA incitement

Israeli legal organization Shurat Hadin prepares to take PA to International Criminal Court over its incitement to murder Jews.

Israeli group to turn to ICC over PA incitement

Leftist report in service to Palestinians at The Hague

Palestinian lawyers argue recent Yesh Din report is proof of 'occupation's crimes against our people.'

Leftist report in service to Palestinians at The Hague

US Condemns 'Counterproductive' PA ICC Bid

Washington says it does not believe PA is eligible to join the ICC, in surprising show of support for Israel given recent coolness.

US Condemns 'Counterproductive' PA ICC Bid

Barghouti: We Will Prove Israeli 'War Crimes'

PLO Council member Mustafa Barghouti looks to put Israel on trial as Palestinians hand over materials for ICC 'war crimes' probe.

Barghouti: We Will Prove Israeli 'War Crimes'

ICC Delegation Headed to Israel to Probe 'War Crimes' Claims

Palestinians claim visit is good sign ICC is serious about their report, but Israeli official says visit is routine for preliminary probe.

ICC Delegation Headed to Israel to Probe 'War Crimes' Claims

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.

PA Diplomat: We'll Submit Two Lawsuits to ICC

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.

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

ICC Threatens Israel to Provide Information for Probe

ICC prosecutor says if Israel does not hand over information on Gaza op, she will be forced to open full-scale 'war crimes' investigation.

ICC Threatens Israel to Provide Information for Probe

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.

ICC Weighing Prosecuting PA for War Crimes

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?

ICC Not to Prosecute ISIS for War Crimes

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.

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

PA Ambassador: Prosecution of Israel in ICC 'Inevitable'

The Palestinian Authority is determined to prosecute Israel in the International Criminal Court, no matter what, a top PA official said.

PA Ambassador: Prosecution of Israel in ICC 'Inevitable'

Politico: US May 'Dump' Israel at UN, International Forums

Taken aback by Netanyahu's victory Tuesday, US State Department may drop Israel as ally in international bodies like the UN, report says.

Politico: US May 'Dump' Israel at UN, International Forums

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.

Erekat Vows to Intensify Efforts Against Israel

Liberman to Russia: PA's Manipulation of ICC Will Hurt You Too

At a meeting with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, Avigdor Liberman discussed regional issues including Iran, Syria, and the PA.

Liberman to Russia: PA's Manipulation of ICC Will Hurt You Too

Abbas: ICC Membership will be Fully Active by April

PA Chairman says “Israeli settlements and assaults” must be brought before the International Criminal Court.

Abbas: ICC Membership will be Fully Active by April

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".

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

Israeli Poet Blesses Abbas's ICC Case

Radical and controversial poet Natan Zach takes out ad in Haaretz blessing Abbas on his way to the ICC.

Israeli Poet Blesses Abbas's ICC Case

Ya'alon: We are Fighting Hamas and The Hague

In a meeting with Canadian FM Stephen Baird, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon discusses regional issues and Israel's challenges.

Ya'alon: We are Fighting Hamas and The Hague

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.

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

Netanyahu: ICC Inquiry is Height of Hypocrisy

At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu discusses ICC probe, Japan PM's visit and the plan to raise Israel's minimum wage.

Netanyahu: ICC Inquiry is Height of Hypocrisy

Livni: Netanyahu to Blame for ICC Probe

Continuing her accusations against the PM, Tzipi Livni blames Netanyahu's 'political concerns' for preventing deal with the PA.

Livni: Netanyahu to Blame for ICC Probe

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".

Hamas Welcomes ICC Probe of Israeli 'War Crimes'

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.

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

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.

ICC Launches Probe into Israeli 'War Crimes'

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.

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

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.

UN Says 'Palestine' Will Join ICC on April 1

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.

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

Rivlin Blasts Netanyahu for Freezing PA Funds

At meeting with ambassadors, Rivlin criticized PA for applying to join the ICC, while chastising Netanyahu for freezing funds.

Rivlin Blasts Netanyahu for Freezing PA Funds

Minister Blasts 'Sick' Palestinians for ICC Move

Sunday's Cabinet meeting heats up with a discussion on the PA's decision to apply for the International Criminal Court.

Minister Blasts 'Sick' Palestinians for ICC Move

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.

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

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird slams ICC bid as 'provocative,' urges return to bilateral negotiations.

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

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.

Source: Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

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".

PA Presents ICC Membership Request to UN

Report: PA Preparing War Crimes Charges Against Israel in ICC

Arab media claims Ramallah already readying charges for the ICC, just two days after it requests to join the Hague.

Report: PA Preparing War Crimes Charges Against Israel in ICC

PA Delays Delivery of Signed Treaties to UN

PA's UN mission delays the delivery of a batch of newly signed treaties until Friday, with no reason being given for the delay.

PA Delays Delivery of Signed Treaties to UN

Herzog and Livni: Turning to ICC Won't Achieve PA's Goals

MKs Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni criticize the PA's decision to turn to the ICC, say Israel will protect its soldiers.

Herzog and Livni: Turning to ICC Won't Achieve PA's Goals

Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

Hamas allegedly calls Abbas's request to the ICC 'a step in the right direction' - despite its opposition to the UN draft resolution.

Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

MKs and Ministers spit fire over PA ICC bid, condemn Abbas as defender of murderers.

'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Washington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

'Even a deaf, blind, dumb judge knows' that the PA is 'the only one who commits war crimes here,' Liberman says.

Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu responds to Abbas's ICC move by noting the PA's pact with Hamas, vulnerability to prosecution for war crimes.

Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC