International criminal court in La Hague.
The ICC does not resume its judicial work until August 13.
The UNHRC blacklist, the ICC ruling, rising antisemitism and the coronavirus outbreak have all contributed to ongoing delegitimization efforts against Israel, the minister said.
Trump issued an executive order authorizing US sanctions against International Criminal Court employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
Sourcing Israeli officials, Ravid added that the main reasoning for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Israel last month was to accomplish this exactly.
What is so important about these factors?
Among the issues the ICC will consider is whether or not Palestinians can find redress within the local court system.
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is also wanted by the ICC. He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for atrocities committed by pro-government forces in Darfur.
The ICC chief prosecutor's statement came in response to a May 27 request from the ICC Pretrial Chamber to clarify the status of the Oslo Accords and their impact on the war crimes probe.
Pompeo noted that the seven states that are party to the Rome Statute have made formal submissions to the Court that assert that the ICC does not have jurisdiction to proceed with this investigation.