The Israeli Law centre is wrong and is a danger to Israel. Taking any case to the Nazi Hague Court (ICC) is a betrayal of Serbs and Jews. Fatah and Hamas are Nazi organizations founded by this Nazi (above) Hajj Amin el Husseini from whom Arafat and Abbas descended
I am totally opposed to this business of Israel taking Palestinian Arabs to the International Criminal Court. I have a far better strategy which is for Israel to arrest the leadership of Fatah and Hamas and to uproot their organizations.
I am opposed to the concept of “International Law” full stop. There is no difference between this concept and the Samantha Power very great danger to Israel and to the independence of ALL national states of “Responsibility to Protect”
This Israeli legal group Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, is walking right into this trap. It is seeking to disarm Jews of Israel and their supporters internationally in the face of Samantha Power and Obama’s lethal “Responsibility to Protect”.
This means that I am also totally in opposition to the concepts in the brain of this lady called Nitsana Darshan-Leitner who is the Chairwoman.
As an aside I would wish to know where she was and what she was saying when the Serbs such as Slobadan Milosevic were being hauled in front of this same Court (set up specially for Yugoslavia)???
I suspect that this lady was in favour of the hounding of the Serbs. I say I “suspect” and when I find different I will publish.
I very much have the feeling that this lady was FOR the hounding of the Serbs. Let us see!
In any case her taking of any case to this Court in The Hague has to be opposed by every Jew and every Israeli.
That is precisely playing the game of Abbas.
There is indeed an alternative. That is for Israel, the state of the Jews, to immediately arrest the leaders of Fatah and Hamas and to uproot totally their whole organizations. Destroy these organizations which are rooted in the Nazi Holocaust. These organizations are in fact Nazi organizations. You do not take a law case against Nazi organizations or individuals in or to another Nazi centre which is what the Hague Court really REALLY is.
Israeli legal group Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, filed lawsuits on Monday at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against three Palestinian Authority leaders for alleged war crimes, terrorism and human rights offenses, following PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s move last week to join the court and seek to prosecute Israel.
Indictments were brought against PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Abbas’s deputy; minister Jibril Rajoub; and PA intelligence chief Majed Faraj, all of whom belong to Abbas’s Fatah party.
The NGO is also pursuing existing litigation filed against Abbas last November, as well as a case against Gaza-based terror group Hamas and its leader Khaled Mashaal, filed at the ICC on September 2014.
According to Shurat HaDin, during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict “Fatah openly boasted in Facebook pages and other media channels that it launched projectiles that caused the injury and death of Israeli civilians — a war crime under international law.”
The NGO pressed The Hague to issue international arrest warrants for the three pending litigation.
Shurat HaDin’s chairwoman and founder, attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, said that the organization will make it as difficult as possible for Palestinian leaders at the ICC, and that they must be held accountable for crimes committed under their supervision.
“Abbas and his friends in terror organizations believe that the courts can be used as a weapon against Israel, while at the same time, the Palestinian leadership carries out crimes with utter impunity against their own people and against Israeli civilians,” Darshan-Leitner said.
The case brought against Faraj and Hamdallah details widespread torture and killings of Palestinian residents who reside in areas under PA control, according to a statement released by the group.
“Faraj and Hamdallah, as commanders in the Palestinian security services, are directly responsible for widespread human rights violations committed [in the West Bank] against regular Palestinians by units under their authority,” the statement read.
According to the indictment, Rajoub, too, was fully aware of the violations it listed and should be held “accountable for the actions committed under his auspices by his subordinates in the organization,” the statement read.
The ICC can prosecute individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed since July 1, 2002, when the court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, came into force.
“The PA and Hamas have to understand that the International Criminal Court is a double-edged sword,” Darshan-Leitner said. “Years of murder, acts of terrorism and incitement will now be brought before prosecutors for investigation.”