Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki talks on his mobile phone during an Arab foreign ministers' meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors Tuesday to push for an investigation.Israel declined public comment, but a senior Israeli official who asked not to be identified said any ICC legal action against Israel over the Gaza conflict would prompt an Israeli counter-suit at the ICC against the Palestinians.However, as neither Israel nor the Palestinians are members of the ICC, the court has no jurisdiction over Gaza at this time. ICC prosecutors declined to investigate allegations against Israel relating to its 2012 incursion into Gaza to counter Hamas rocket salvos, citing the unclear status of Palestinians' quest for statehood recognition at the United Nations.It said there was mounting evidence of war crimes from both Israel and the Palestinians and an ICC investigation would be crucial in stopping the cycle of violations.
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