TV: Israel conditions steps for Palestinians on ending ICC war crimes push

Israeli officials have told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that it’ll be “nearly impossible” to take steps benefiting the Palestinians while the Palestinian Authority cooperates with the International Criminal Court in a war crimes probe against Israel, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

So long as the Palestinians actively push for Israeli soldiers to be arrested abroad, “Israel won’t be able to advance confidence-building steps vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority,” Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is quoted as telling Blinken.

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