British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said London opposes the International Criminal Court’s decision to probe Israel for possible war crimes.
In a letter to Conservative Friends of Israel, Johnson said: “We do not accept that the ICC has jurisdiction in this instance, given that Israel is not a party to the Statute of Rome and Palestine is not a sovereign state.”
He added that the decision “gives the impression of being a prejudicial attack” on the Jewish state.
The Palestinian Authority reacts angrily. In a statement, the PA’s mission in London says the statement “marks a low point in UK-Palestine relations and undermines the UK’s credibility on the international stage.”
It adds, “The letter is a contradiction of international law. It is a contradiction of British policy. It subverts the rules-based global order. And it sets back efforts to secure a lasting and just peace in Palestine.”