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PLO To File ICC Case Against Israeli Occupation In April

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RAMALLAH (AFP) — The PLO is to lodge its first complaint against Israel for alleged war crimes at the International Criminal Court on April 1, a senior official told AFP on Monday.”One of the first important steps will be filing a complaint against Israel at the ICC on April 1 over the (2014) Gaza war and settlement activity,” said Mohammed Shtayyeh, a member of the executive committee of the PLO.

On Jan. 2, the PLO moved to formally join the Hague-based court in a process which is due to take effect on April 1, setting the scene for potential legal action against Israeli officials for alleged war crimes.

Israel reacted furiously, and quickly moved to cut off millions of dollars in monthly tax payments it collects on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, exacerbating an already severe financial crisis.

There was no immediate response from Israel, with foreign ministry spokesman…

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