On the BBC News ICC Q&A

BBC Watch

On January 14th an article was published in the ‘Features & Analysis’ section of the BBC News website’s Middle East page under the title “Will ICC membership help or hinder the Palestinians’ cause?“.  The writer of the piece is not identified but from its layout we can determine that it is intended to provide a guide to the topic in Q&A format.ICC Q&A

The article includes several points worthy of note.

1. Under the sub-heading “Why do the Palestinians want to join the ICC?” readers are informed that:

“Palestinian leaders say they are pursuing a new strategy to put pressure on Israel after decades of armed struggle and on-and-off peace talks failed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They describe it as “internationalising” the issue.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty, and other international agreements after the UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian-drafted resolution…

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