Erekat: We submitted case of Khan Al-Ahmar to the ICC

13 September, 2018, 17:00 | Author: Angel Logan
  • National Security Advisor John Bolton visits Kyiv Ukraine on Aug. 24 2018

This decision is also consistent with Administration and Congressional concerns with Palestinian attempts to prompt an investigation of Israel by the International Criminal Court.

The move was made in response to the latest US decision to shut down the PLO delegation office in Washington.

The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.

He added that "the current US administration's policies starting with the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem last May unveiled its complete prejudice to the Israeli agenda".

In a series of blows to the Palestinians, the USA recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, moved its embassy there, cut funding to the United Nations agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, and then last week said it would withdraw $25 million in support from hospitals in East Jerusalem.

The move also comes as the USA administration prepares to unveil a controversial Middle East peace plan known as the "Deal of the Century".

Palestinians also took issue after Mr. Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Alarmed by this trajectory, Americans for Peace Now (APN) calls on the few remaining responsible members of the Trump administration's foreign policy team and on Congress to act to reverse this disastrous trend and preserve any remaining chance for viable peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors.

"The United States made the right decision to close the PLO offices", Netanyahu said.

Senior diplomat Dr. Saeb Erekat demanded the global community to intervene in what he argued were USA "attacks against the worldwide system as a whole" to defend Israel.

Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat stressed that Israel should be held accountable for its plan to demolish the village.

"The Americans have damaged their credibility such that they are destroying any chance to convince Palestinian leaders to bring their constituents around to whatever idea they have".

Over the weekend, it announced it would cut $25 million in assistance for hospitals in east Jerusalem that provide critical care to Palestinian patients.

Khan al-Ahmar is in a key location near Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also condemned the United States decision and said in a statement on Monday that it will not stop Palestinian efforts to take Israel to worldwide courts.

"We lost the USA administration but we gained our national rights", Zomlot said.

Zomlot was called home by Abbas in the spring as part of the crisis.



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