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Hamas Declares Support for Palestinian Bid to Join International Criminal Court


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Carrie
- 125 days ago - theguardian.com
Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the international criminal court, a move which could expose both the Islamist group and Israel to war crimes investigations.



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daryl bishop (314)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 8:53 am
hmmm another from a different site you said you don't use. funny how i got a mailing from the un that they are concidering bringing war crime charges against palistine. that is a shame since it should be against hamas
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 8:32 pm
There is a lot of posturing in this, and because this is only a bid for the ICC, I think Hamas has joined with Abbas and the PLO because of the signals it sends. I think they are counting on the bid not to be accepted nor the war crimes of either Hamas or Israel to be investigated. But by supporting the bid, Hamas is showing the unity of the Palestinian government to the world, and it undoubtedly will enrage Israel and make them expose more of their true intent where Gaza and Palestinians are concerned.
 

Carrie B. (318)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 8:51 pm
Certain amount of truth in that assessment Lona. Political posturing is the name of the game ~ and Hamas is learning. If the ICC does accept their bid they will still be better off than Israel, so it's a win win situation.
 

Ros G. (84)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 10:53 pm
Thanks for the article have to agree with your assessments Lona and Carrie.......but wait till March 2015???????? What will there be left by then.......they should do it now
 

Arild Warud (170)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 8:27 am
Whatever the outcome it's a smart move for the Palestinians.
 

jess b (24)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:20 am
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/13686-former-israeli-ag-our-government-staged-the-assassination-of-al-daif
 
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