Turkish FM calls on ICC to investigate Israeli ‘war crimes’ in Gaza


JOL: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is calling for a probe into Israel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the killing of protesters on the Gaza border.

In an interview with local media on Thursday, Çavuşoğlu accused Israel of committing war crimes and called for an international committee to issue a report on the violence in Gaza.

He also condemned the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, urging the UN to deliver a strong response.

Addressing the public humiliation of the Israeli ambassador to Turkey at the Ankara airport, Çavuşoğlu said Israel is “trying to make itself appear like a victim” as part of its “chase after cheap politics.” more …

Opinion:  The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague was founded in 2002 and counts 123 member states. Israel and the US are not among them. The court’s annual funding is largely covered by its European members, nations that are largely critical of Israel.

The ICC found no reason to investigate Turkey’s aggression in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, or the more than 30,000 citizens who have been killed by militants in Afghanistan, Libya, or Ukraine, or the 500,000 who have died in the Syrian civil war.

And, the ICC punted on the fate of thousands of Yazidi Christians slaughtered at the hands of ISIS, citing a technicality over Iraq because its government is not a signatory of the treaty that established tribunal, despite the fact that the ICC could investigate any individuals of one of its 123 member countries found in suspicion of crimes.

But the judges of the court in The Hague, which was set up to investigate mass atrocities, are apparently not interested in the fact that millions of people have been killed since its founding in 2002,

because Israel is the court’s main target.

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