Palestine joins International Criminal Court

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (C) waves to the crowd during a gathering to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Fatah movement. (AFP)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday signed Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court, a day after the U.N. Security Council rejected a proposal for Palestinian statehood.

The move paves the way for the court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in the Palestinian territories and investigate the conduct of Israeli and Palestinian leaders over more than a decade of bloody conflict.
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Source News: Alarabiya