Bensouda recommends the ICC recognize its territorial jurisdiction over “Palestine” as a prelude to examining war crimes allegations against Israeli citizens engaged in self-defense.
'Fact: my Office is executing its mandate concerning Palestine situation with utmost professionalism, independence and objectivity in strict conformity with the Rome Statute'
The ICC should be an important part of the international rule of law, but Bensouda is betraying its honorable legal tradition
Drama of alleged war crimes against Israel hits peak
Israel not expected to respond to ICC Prosecution
The Palestinians say they are merely pursuing justice but it is increasingly clear the Palestinians are using the court as a weapon.
Meeting comes as ICC judges to decide war-crimes controversy
European support comes as union prepares to discuss Trump peace plan
The PA itself limited its complaints against Israel to the post June-2014 period.
That this issue is open also means Israel may still be able to influence and dialogue with Bensouda to reduce her level of scrutiny regarding the IDF.