Ramallah, 15 Jumadil Akhir 1436/14 April 2015 (MINA) – Nabil Shaath, PLO central committee member and the International commissioner for the organization, on Sunday said that the Palestinian committees working on Israeli war crimes case will file lawsuit against Israeli occupation authorities in the ICC within the next two months.
Shaath, in a statement to Al Khalij Online said that all the sub-committees following the basic committee on Israeli war crimes, are working day and night to collect evidence and documents to submit to the ICC, Palestine News Network (PNN) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Documents include evidence regarding the Israeli settlement expansion, and the last offensive on Gaza which killed more than 2,200 people according to UN statistics.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas back in February announced that he formed a committee tasked with following up on the Palestinian complaints against Israel at the ICC.
Palestine officially became a member in the ICC on April 1st, after its statehood bid fell through at the United Nations in January, drawing fresh opposition from Washington, a close ally of the Zionist state.
The committee, headed by Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat, consists of 31 Palestinian politicians of all stripes, academics and human rights activists, as well as representatives of Palestinian institutions such as the ministries of justice and foreign affairs.(T/R05/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)