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PA may file charges against Israel over E1 construction

December 11, 2012 19:54

The Palestinian Authority may file charges against Israel with the UN's International Criminal Court [ICC] over the Israeli government's decision to build 3000 housing units in Jerusalem and the West Bank, PA President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted Tuesday as saying.

"We are not very inclined to resort to this path, but if Israel insists on its unacceptable plan, then we will use other methods," Abbas said during a joint press conference with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Ankara. "If Israel continues in this way, we will respond with all means - of course peaceful ones - including the possibility of going to this court." Abbas said that if Israel chooses peace, it will find the Palestinians fully prepared. "But if Israel chooses settlements, especially in E1, then we will act differently," he said with our elaborating.

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