When she ruled against Israel in March moving toward a full war crimes probe, she was acting as part of a group of internationalists who focus on getting justice for killed civilians.
Jerusalem has pointed to its own independent judiciary capable of trying soldiers who commit war crimes.
No formal decision has been announced as of yet.
All trustees of international law and human rights must follow the US lead and condemn this decision.
The PA had been in "constant contact" with ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda since they first arrived at the court in 2014.
This is a problem that many member states must step in to solve.
Many major ICC moves seem to have been postponed long enough that Bensouda’s successor will be more dominant than her in determining them.
Last week the court said it has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories, which could lead to an inquiry strongly opposed by non-ICC member Israel and the United States.
How real is the possibility of war crimes suits?
February 5, 2021 was another major loss for Israel’s six-year war crimes struggle with the ICC, but it was not the end of the line by a long shot.