'Palestinians' to file charges with ICC charging Israel with murdering ArafatSomeone please tell me that the International Criminal Court won't be stupid enough to hear this one:
Fatah leader: We will file charges against Israel with ICC for assassinating Yasser Ararat.
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) January 18, 2015
I would bet that the kangaroo court will take those charges very seriously. If you're not aware of the real cause of Arafat's death, go here.
Earlier on Sunday, the 'Palestinians' offered to drop at least one of their ICC petitions if Israel stops building 'settlements.' And they also threatened to drop 'security cooperation' unless Israel frees up tax money for them.
The official told The Times of Israel that land seizures in occupied territory constituted a clear violation of international law. Still, he noted that the appeal to the ICC would be withdrawn if Israel were to freeze settlement construction, and added that the Palestinian Authority had conveyed to Israel an official message to that effect, through Jordan and Egypt.
The official, a confidant of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, also threatened that security coordination with Israel would be curtailed if Jerusalem failed to transfer Palestinian tax money it has been withholding as a punitive measure over the PA’s ICC bid. “In the first stage [the cessation of security coordination] will entail a stop to arrests made by us,” he said. “We will only arrest those we decide to arrest.”
Under current security arrangements, Palestinian security forces also arrests terror suspects based on intelligence received from Israel.
The official revealed that the PA had established a special judicial committee to examine the issue of turning to The Hague ahead of the date when Palestine will formally join the institution – April 1, 2015.