Palestinians face new diplomatic battle over ICC move

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (left) gestures as he delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Fatah movement, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on December 31, 2014Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Palestinians faced a fresh diplomatic battle Thursday after taking steps to join the International Criminal Court in a move strongly condemned by both Washington and Israel.

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