Public Committee Against Torture in Israel says that after 30 years of fighting torture, it had “reached the unfortunate conclusion” that Israel has no wish to end torture, honestly investigate victims’ complaints and prosecute those responsible.
Israel complains that other countries are committing “worse atrocities” and that it is simply practicing “self-defense” – but the International Criminal Court (ICC) has good reasons for dismissing these claims.
In the chaos that is the US – with coronavirus, racial tension, deep divisions, highly contested elections – Israel continues to hold sway over Capitol Hill. Congress members toil unwaveringly to win plenty of military aid money and special treats for the Jewish State, churning out 68 items on Israel.
New bills in Congress would put the Palestinian Authority in a no-win position: go bankrupt, or withdraw from int’l bodies that keep alive a hope of justice.
Khalida Jarrar is a lawyer, politician, human rights activist – and administrative detainee. The harassment began when she led an effort to take Israel to the ICC. She has been relocated, imprisoned, released, and imprisoned again, where she remains. Her transgression? Being a strong, relentless, and articulate messenger of the injustices that Israel imposes on the Palestinian people. Khalida Jarrar exposes the truth.
International Criminal Court Reaches Out to Palestinian Victims as War Crimes Case Enters Pre-Trial Phase
The ICC is set to begin pre-trial actions for Israeli crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014. But the presiding judge has already ruled once in favor of Israel… is the fix in?
It’s odd that no US media outlets have reported on this major legal development… An Israeli news report said that if a formal investigation commenced it would be “a dramatic step which would impact Israel’s status in the international community.”
Reporters W/o Borders has asked Int’l Criminal Court to investigate Israeli sniper fire on journalists, which it regards as war crimes. 2 journalists killed, at least 90 injured since March 30.
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate plans to file a case against Israel in the ICC & other Euro courts for killing 2 Palestinian journalists in 2018 and wounding at least 90 others.
Israel’s army has reached a level at which it can do no wrong. The “most moral army in the world,” worshiped and exceptional, is in a place in which anti-Arab racism is so normal that it has become invisible (at least to itself), and this has put the IDF in a very precarious position indeed.