Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 21 Jumadil Akhir 1436/10 April 2015 (MINA) – Head of the Supreme National Committee responsible for follow-up with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Dr. Saeb Erekat stated Thursday that the prisoners’ issue will submitted among other important files to the ICC.

During a conference organized by Mizan center for Human rights on Thursday morning, Erekat pointed out that the main files to be presented soon to the ICC are Israel’s summer aggression on Gaza and Israeli settlement construction in West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.

In his speech delivered by phone, Erekat said that serious efforts are being made in this matter to stop any future crimes against the Palestinian people, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The ICC has already opened a primary investigation into the Israeli war on Gaza, he continued. “We are in constant contact with the court.”

“We have agreed to form a technical committee to follow up the files to be submitted to the ICC,” he added.

Erekat revealed that an agreement is expected to be signed within a week with five important international legal institutions related in ICC affairs in order to take advantage of their expertise.

“We cannot head to the ICC until our files are seriously and professionally completed,” the Palestinian official stressed.

He stated, in conclusion, that no security would be achieved in the Middle East without the establishment of the Palestinian state.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)