Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Sunday urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to renew negotiations in exchange of halting the International Criminal Court (ICC) and United Nations process.
“I call upon President Abbas: instead of going to The Hague or to the United Nations, come to Jerusalem. Come to talk directly to the Israeli government and people,” Rivlin said, according to AFP.
The PA applied earlier this month to become a party to the Hague-based ICC and recognized its jurisdiction to retroactively cover a period including the Gaza war.
The ICC announced Friday it was launching a “preliminary examination” into the Israeli war crimes committed against Palestinians.
Netanyahu slammed the probe on Saturday, calling it absurd.
“Israel rejects the absurd decision of the ICC prosecutor. It’s absurd for the ICC to ignore international law and agreements, under which the Palestinians don’t have a state and…
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