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Palestinians ask ICC to launch full investigation against Israel

THE HAGUE: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday to launch a full investigation into accusations of Israeli human rights abuses on Palestinian territory, saying the evidence was “insurmountable”. Maliki submitted a so-called “referral” giving the prosecutor at the Hague-based court the legal basis to move beyond a preliminary inquiry her office started in January 2015. The International Criminal Court has the authority to hear cases of war…