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Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told the Toronto Star that if Palestine becomes even a non-member UN observer state, it could be eligible to pursue claims against Israel. “If the General Assembly says they are an observer state, in accordance with the all-state formula, this should allow them…to be part of the International Criminal Court.”
Israel’s former UN ambassador Dore Gold told the BBC that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made the bid for statehood “to open a whole new door of going to the International Criminal Court.” Israel opposes any move to hold it accountable in the court, saying it is a Palestinian attempt to delegitimize and isolate the Jewish state. (
Olivia Ward – Toronto Star-Canada)