Palestinians hope joining International Criminal Court will give it more leverage on Israel

April 1, 2015 6:04 AM

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Palestinians hope joining International Criminal Court will give it more leverage on Israel

FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Fatah revolutionary council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pr...

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