Palestinian envoy makes first address to the ICC

Riyad Mansour, Palestine's Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting at the UN on July 22, 2014 in New YorkMansour made the address after the Palestinians were given the status of observer state to the assembly of states parties to the ICC but they have yet to formally apply to join the 122-member court. The Palestinians have threatened to file a suit against Israel over the 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, in which more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians. “It is the court where the Palestinian people desire to seek justice for the war crimes and crimes against humanity being perpetrated against them by Israel, the occupying power, in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem,” Mansour said.

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