ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition by Israelis

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village in the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel’s Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan Al-Ahmar.
 
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement that “evacuation by force now appears imminent.” She added: “It bears recalling, as a general matter, that extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes” under the Rome Statute treaty that established the ICC.
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