The Palestinian Authority (PA) is planning to take the issue of the illegal Israeli settlement to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki announced yesterday.
Speaking on the official PA radio, Al-Maliki said: “The Palestinian side has been waiting for the response of the ICC Public Prosecutor in order to file the application.”
On 23 December last year, the UN Security Council reiterated the illegality of the Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories in resolution 2334. The resolution called for the Israeli government to immediately halt settlement building.
Israel’s refusal to stop settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories is considered a reason why peace negotiations have continued to fail.