Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Friday, July 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil Friday condemned Israel's actions in Gaza, and ISIS' against Iraq's Christians, as "war crimes," saying that the government has approved the ministry's request to the ICC to launch probes into the recent events.For the first time in its diplomatic history, Lebanon sent requests to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to investigate crimes committed by Israel in its offensive on the Palestinian enclave and those committed by ISIS in Mosul, Bassil said, noting that the violations fall within the court's jurisdiction. Bassil said that in 2012 the Palestinian Authority filed a request to the ICC to investigate Israel's war crimes, and that his ministry asked the prosecution in that case to begin its investigation.
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