President Rivlin pans ICC ruling allowing probe of Israel, calls it ‘political’

President Reuven Rivlin condemns the International Criminal Court’s decision that it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for possible war crimes against Palestinians.

“The court in The Hague was established to deal with atrocities around the world, not to persecute democratic nations with efficient and independent judicial systems,” Rivlin says in a statement.

He says Israel will continue to take all necessary steps to defend itself “from this wrong, political decision.”

President Reuven Rivlin on September 17, 2020 (video screenshot)
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