Palestinian Authority gaining rights to charge Israel with war crimes

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirms, in a UN website, Palestine is joining the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015. Becoming a part of ICC will enable Palestine to charge Israel with war crimes.

Prior to this announcement from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will not let Israel Defense Forces to be brought to international court.

“The Palestinian Authority has chosen confrontation with Israel and we will not sit idly by. We will not allow IDF soldiers and commanders to be hauled before the International Criminal Court in the Hague,” Israel’s PM said as posted on his official social networking site page.

“It is the Palestinian Authority leaders – who have allied with the war criminals of Hamas – who must be called to account,” he added.

“The soldiers of the IDF will continue to defend the State of Israel with strength and determination and just as they defend us, we will defend them with the same strength and determination.”