On eve of Kerry trip, PA delays plan to take Israel to ICC

On the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority leadership announced that it has agreed to delay its plan to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court, PLO Executive Committee member Hana Amireh confirmed Saturday.
Kerry is scheduled to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday evening to discuss ways of resuming peace talks with Israel. He is then scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday.
PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the PA leadership was expecting Kerry to bring new ideas and proposals for resuming the peace process. Amireh said the decision to postpone the court bid was taken three months ago in order to give a chance to US efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the PA.
He said the PA was hoping that the US and other international parties would be able to exert pressure on Israel to stop its "measures" against the Palestinians.