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PA’s PM says Ramallah prepared to fully cooperate with the ICC probe against Israel, Hamas

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 9, 2020. (Abbas Momani/Pool Photo via AP)
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 9, 2020. (Abbas Momani/Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says during the weekly cabinet meeting that Ramallah will cooperate with the ICC’s probe against Israel and Hamas for actions over alleged war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

Shtayyeh says the PA will provide all relevant documents to assist The Hague in its investigation.

Last week, Israel sent warnings to the Palestinian Authority, which had submitted the requests to the ICC in 2014 that led to these probes, telling Ramallah that the war crime investigation will make it difficult for Jerusalem to advance confidence-building measures for the Palestinians, Kan reported Thursday. PA officials responded, saying that just as Israel has engaged in peace talks while building in the settlements, the Palestinians can continue their contacts with Israel while the ICC probe moves forward.

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