Israel formally informs ICC it won’t cooperate with war crimes probe

As Hebrew media previously reported was going to happen, Israel says it has formally decided not to cooperate with an International Criminal Court war crimes investigation into the situation in the West Bank and Gaza.

A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says the government has agreed “to not cooperate with the (ICC)” and will inform The Hague-based court it “had no authority to open an investigation” against Israel.