As Palestinians go to ICC, Israeli NGO sues Hamas for rocket fire on Ben-Gurion Airport

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March 31, 2015 11:13

 
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Shurat Hadin on Monday filed a war crimes complaint with the US Department of Justice against a range of Hamas commanders for indiscriminate rocket fire against Ben Gurion Airport during the summer Gaza war.

The complaints by 26 Americans on flights which were redirected or cancelled or were present at the airport on July 22 when most American and international airlines cancelled their flights due to rocket fire which struck close by, were filed with the DOJ as Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki is set to meet with International Criminal Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday to formally finalize the Palestinians ratification of the ICC's Rome Statute.

The NGO's goal is for DOJ to criminally prosecute the Hamas commanders and rocket crew members involved, including: Khaled Mashaal, Hamdan Awad Sami Abu Zuhri, Hudheifa Samir Abdullah Allachlot, Ahmad Ghandour, Raed Saad, Marwan Abd al-Karim Issa and Salah Amar Dalul, in the US court system.

The Americans allege that Hamas terrorists "intentionally launched rockets at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport throughout the summer which resulted in several near-missile strike at a time that American carriers and citizens were at the airport."

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