Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki speaks to the press following his talks with the ICC prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on May 22, 2018.
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The Palestinian foreign minister Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court "to open an immediate investigation" into allegations of war crimes and apartheid against the Palestinian people.The ICC launched a preliminary probe in 2015 into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Israel and the Palestinian territories, in the wake of the Gaza war.Amid much controversy, the Palestinian Authority joined the ICC in January 2015 signing up to the Rome Statute, which underpins the world's only permanent war crimes court.This followed news that an Israeli tank fired at a Hamas position which the Israeli army said was in response to Gazans torching a military post.
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