Explained | What Does the ICC War Crimes Probe Mean for Israeli Officials?

What’s the timetable look like? What happens if Israel doesn’t cooperate? Here’s what Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s decision to look into the behavior of Israel and Hamas means, and what happens next

Judy Maltz

Mar. 4, 2021

A month after the International Criminal Court ruled that it has jurisdiction in territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced her decision to open an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas since June 13, 2014.

The decision was expected since Bensouda had already determined, through a preliminary examination, that there were reasonable grounds for opening an investigation. In order to move ahead, she first wanted to make sure she had authorization to operate in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

read more here: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-what-does-the-icc-war-crimes-probe-mean-for-israeli-officials-1.9590535

Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda attends the trial for Malian Islamist militant Al-Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud at the ICC (International Criminal Court) in the Hague, the Netherlands July 8,2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/Pool (Newscom TagID: rtrleleven315923.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

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