How Palestinian Leaders' Latest Move Could Backfire
Palestinian leaders say joining the International Criminal Court will provide a legal route to ending the occupation, but it won't be that simple.By Jasmine Bailey | December 31, 2014
Just one day after the United Nations rejected its statehood bid, the Palestinian Authority has asked to join the International Criminal Court.
The ICC, based in The Hague, is responsible for trying war crimes, including crimes against humanity and genocide.
If the PA joins the court, that would mean — theoretically — that Palestinians could push for war crimes charges against Israel, which is reportedly a top priority.