RAMALLAH, Dec 5 (NNN-WAFA) – Palestine is to attend a meeting of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC), scheduled for today in The Hague, a senior Palestinian official announced yesterday.
Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, told the official Voice of Palestine radio that, he will deliver a speech at the assembly, and meet other officials in The Hague, to discuss the Israeli escalation against the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
He added that, he will meet with ICC Prosecutor, Karim Khan, on the sidelines of the meeting, to discuss violations committed by the Israeli army and settler groups.
Al-Maliki noted that, the Palestinian delegation would ask Khan about the reasons that “prevent him, until this moment, from launching an official investigation into those crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.”
In Nov, the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a draft Palestinian resolution, to request a legal advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice regarding Israeli malpractice. The draft resolution is expected to be voted on Dec 15.– NNN-WAFA