[Guardian: 31 May 2021] - More than 50 former foreign ministers and prime ministers have signed an open letter condemning political interference in efforts by the international criminal court to investigate alleged war crimes in Palestine.
[Independent: 14 April 2021] - ‘This investigation gives the impression of being a partial and prejudicial attack on a friend and ally of the UK’s’. Despite describing the UK as a “strong supporter of the ICC” – the UK Prime Minster strongly opposed the inquiry.
[Haaretz: 11 April 2021] - Israel told the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Friday that it has no jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
[Reuters: 9 March 2021] - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have sent Israel and the Palestinians notifications of the opening of a war crimes probe, a move that leaves the parties with one month to seek a deferral.
[3 March 2021] - The International Criminal Court prosecutor confirms that her office will open a formal investigation into war crimes in the Palestinian Territories which will examine both sides in the conflict. The investigation will consider alleged crimes that have taken place since June 2014.
[Haaretz: 7 February 2021] - Israel has a confidential list of officials who might be wanted by the ICC, in the wake of decision on possible war crimes. Officials say several member states have agreed to warn Israel of any plan to arrest Israelis
[ICC: 5 February 2021] - The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court decided, by majority, that the Court's territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine extends to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.