Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu responds to Abbas’s ICC move by noting the PA’s pact with Hamas, vulnerability to prosecution for war crimes.

Tova Dvorin
Israel National News

Israel has little to fear from the Palestinian Authority (PA) signing the Rome Statute to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Wednesday night – and the PA has everything to lose.

“The one who should fear the International Criminal Court at the Hague is the Palestinian Authority, which is in a unity government with Hamas, a declared terrorist organization like ISIS that commits war crimes,” Netanyahu stated.

“We will take steps in response and we will defend the soldiers of the IDF, the most moral army in the world,” he continued. “We will repel this latest effort to force diktats on us, just as we have repelled the Palestinian turn to the UN Security Council.”

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signed the Statute on Wednesday, where it was shown throughout the PA on a live television broadcast…



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