Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan spoke with officials in the Biden administration to find out where the administration stands on the matter of the International Criminal Court’s recent ruling about Israel, Galei Tzahal reported.
Officials aware of the details of the conversations told Galei Tzahal that the American officials made clear that they see “eye to eye” with Israel on the matter. Similarly, Jerusalem feels that the US has a deep understanding of Israel’s concerns.
Galei Tzahal reported that “Later, we are likely to see concrete steps against this decision.”
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday authorized a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes in Palestinian Authority territories.
A three-judge panel ruled that Judea, Samaria, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem are within the jurisdiction of the court.
In a press release, the ICC said that the judges ruled that "the Court's territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine, a State party to the ICC Rome Statute, extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, namely Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.”