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ICC is ready to look at Israel's complaint against Abbas

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said an international tribunal is authorised to look into Israeli lawyer Mordechai Tzivin's complaint against the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tzivin filed a complaint against Abbas and senior Hamas leaders to the ICC. In his complaint, he claimed that Abbas is responsible for "terrorist operations" carried out by Hamas against Israelis.

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth today said that Abbas is responsible for everything happening in the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, as the president for a UN non-member state.

Tzivin claimed that the ICC offers a chance to fight terrorism and it does not leave this issue to a single party. He described the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation "war crimes and crimes against humanity".

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