Palestinian civil society to file complaint before ICC

More than 50 Palestinian trade unions, associations and organizations plus 500 individual victims will file a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 19, 2017.
The complaint has been drafted by 30 lawyers from the Gaza Bar with the support of a large delegation of international lawyers. The complaint concerns three crimes:
 
– the blockade of Gaza
– the Israeli aggression in the summer of 2014
– the Israeli settlement of Palestine.
 
Hospitals which were victims of the Israeli aggressions are the first complainants. Palestinian civil society has taken this initiative due to the lack of political will on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, which has not filed an ICC complaint and does not support the procedure.
Read full report in Havana Times