Palestinians formally submit documents to UN to join ICC

January 2, 2015 9:53 PM

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The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Friday formally submitted to the office of the Secretary-General Palestine’s application to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).

It marked the next step in the Palestinian leadership’s drive to pursue war crimes charges against Israel and to challenge Israeli settlement building.

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