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Israel's Final Warning From the ICC

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The decision of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court that there is a basis to investigate Israel on suspicion of war crimes, as well as Hamas and the Palestinian factions, should not have surprised anyone.

During the five years in which the preliminary examination by ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was underway, the Israeli government provided her with more and more material. The examination may have begun in the wake of the events of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014, but since then an endless number of incidents have been added to it. First on the list is the question of the firing at protesters along the border with Gaza. The question of the settlements, which never stopped expanding, was also placed on the doorstep of the prosecutor, with the most recent addition to this being Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declared plans for annexation.

Israel has demonstrated crude........

© Haaretz