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Israel Protests ICC's Decision To Ask Palestinians For Information

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Israel Protests ICC's Decision To Ask Palestinians For Information
In July, pretrial chamber judges decided to create a webpage to let Palestinians submit any information they had about alleged Israeli war crimes.
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Israel is officially protesting an International Criminal Court chamber's decision to seek out information from Palestinians about alleged Israeli war crimes.

Shortly after the 2014 war in Gaza, the ICC launched a preliminary examination into allegations of war crimes by Israel during the conflict and into the construction of settlements in the West Bank. That case hasn't gone far, though — the court hasn't yet decided if it has jurisdiction over Israel, which isn't a member, or if there is any evidence of war crimes.

In July, pretrial chamber judges decided to create a webpage to let Palestinians submit any information they had about the alleged war crimes to the court. Israeli officials were reportedly surprised by the move and said it was evidence the court was becoming politicized against Israel.