All Israeli war crimes will be documented, says Palestinian premier

All Israeli war crimes will be documented, says Palestinian premier

The Palestinian prime minister says all Israeli war crimes against Palestinians will be documented and Palestine will move to join more international organizations.
Rami Hamdallah made the comments during a ceremony to mark Palestinian Martyr Day in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday.
Palestine is set to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as of April 1.
The senior Palestinian official added that Palestinians will not allow their martyrs to be forgotten, as Israel desires.
“We will not accept that our martyrs be turned into numbers, names, or be forgotten as Israel wants,” he said.
“We will continue working with all the free people of the world and with international human rights organizations to make sure that the bodies of all Palestinian martyrs be returned from numbered graves (in Israeli-controlled areas) and be buried according to Palestinian national and religious rituals,” he said.
On January 16, the ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a statement that the court will launch an investigation into the Tel Aviv regime’s war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.
During the latest Israeli war on the coastal enclave, which ended in August 2014, more than 2,140 Palestinians, including 577 children were killed.
On Saturday, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas welcomed the ICC decision, saying the resistance movement is ready to provide the tribunal with thousands of reports and documents.
The ICC decision to start the probe came after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas requested an ICC membership for Palestine. The request saw strong opposition from the Israeli regime and its staunch supporter the United States.
Israel denounced the ICC decision as hypocrisy while the US State Department said it is a “tragic irony” that Israel “is now being scrutinized by the ICC.”

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