KABUL: (Middle East Press) Palestine has officially and formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The concurrence was made at a behind-closed doors ceremony at the court’s headquarters in The Hague, exactly 90 days after Palestine joined the court’s founding Rome Statute.ICC

It is a legitimate move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible action of the Zionist entity for its war crimes.

Palestinian foreign minister Riad Malki received a symbolic copy of the Rome Statute at the ceremony.

The Palestinians have already sent the court documents authorizing the prosecutor to investigate crimes in the Palestinian territories since June 2014, when the Zionist entity launched a brutal offensive against the besieged Gaza strip, killing2,200, and injuring more than 11,000 others.

Despite Israel not being a participant to the world’s only permanent court for the most serious crimes, the court could prosecute Israelis for crimes committed on Palestinian territory.

The ICC would face challenges in arresting Israeli suspects however as it does not have its own police force and relies on the cooperation of member states.

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