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.