ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

Staff Writer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime.
Israel’s Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement that “evacuation by force now appears imminent.”
She added: “It bears recalling, as a general matter, that extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes” under the Rome Statute treaty that established the ICC...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.