ICC rejects Palestinian request to investigate crimes within its territories

The International Criminal Court’s General Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Monday said the court will not accept a Palestinian demand to investigate alleged war crimes by Israel since July 2002 until Palestine is recognize as a state by the U.N. General Assembly.

“In order to proceed we need the General Assembly of the U.N. accepting Palestine as an observer state. As soon as this is done we can proceed,” Ocampo told Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj in an exclusive interview.

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