Palestinians join war crimes court in Israel's absence

April 1, 2015 10:59 AM

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, potentially giving the world's permanent war crimes tribunal jurisdiction over future crimes in the region.

The move was marked at a signing ceremony in The Hague that was attended by diplomats and officials from more than 100 countries but not Israel, which is not a member of the court.

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