November 17, THE HAGUE. /TASS/. According to ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan, five nations have requested that the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) look into the situation in Palestine.
Bangladesh, Bolivia, Djibouti, South Africa, and the Comoros are these five nations.
Any member nation may notify the prosecutor of a situation under the Rome Statute when it believes that one or more crimes fall under its purview and must be decided whether or not to bring legal action.
The ICC has been looking into crimes committed after June 12, 2014, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Eastern Jerusalem, since March 3, 2021, so these ideas are rather symbolic. According to Khan, “it continues and covers the escalation of hostilities and violence following the attacks on October 7, 2023.”
On October 7, hostilities erupted once more in the Middle East as a result of the surprise invasion of Israeli territory by militants from the radical Palestinian organization Hamas, which killed numerous Israeli kibbutz residents who lived close to the Gaza border and kidnapped more than 200 Israeli citizens, including women, children, and the elderly. The Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City was the target of Israeli authorities ‘ aggressive actions, according to Hamas, who claimed that the attack was a response. Israel launched ground operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in addition to a total blockade of the area around the enclave and some parts of Lebanon and Syria. The West Bank has also seen reports of clashes.