Israel Needs a New Strategy for Dealing with the International Criminal Court

Dec. 26 2019

On Friday, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced that she is formally investigating war crimes allegedly committed by the Jewish state (a) during the 2014 Gaza war, (b) in its efforts to defend itself from the cross-border attacks from Gaza during the past two years, and (c) in allowing Jews to live in the West Bank. Bensouda also intends to investigate the possibility that Hamas committed war crimes of its own in 2014. Avi Bell writes:

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More about: Gaza War, ICC, International Law, Settlements

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror