Palestinians to Put Settlements in Focus at War Crimes Court

February 3, 2015 8:29 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- Palestinian leaders plan to ask a war crimes tribunal in two months to prosecute Israel for building settlements, leaving charges from last year’s war in the Gaza Strip for later, Foreign Minister Riad Malki said.

The calculation, Malki said Tuesday in an interview at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, is that dealing with settlements as a violation of the Geneva Convention will produce a conviction sooner. That strategy also wouldn’t expose the Palestinian leadership to reciprocal charges over the...

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