Israel said set to reply to ICC: You don’t have authority to probe us

Israel has decided to send a response to the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying the court doesn’t have the authority to probe the country’s actions and it won’t cooperate with the investigation, according to Hebrew press reports.

The court has opened a probe into the events of summer 2014 in the West Bank and Gaza, but excluding the murder of three Israeli teenagers by Palestinian terrorists.

The decision is said to have been made following a discussion on the matter today by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Education Minister Yoav Gallant, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and others.

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