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Palestinians file new complaint against Israel

IANS  |  Ramallah 

Palestinians have raised a new submission against at the (ICC), (PLO) said on Tuesday.

The move was in response to the US decision to shut down the PLO delegation office in

Erekat said the Palestine's submission to the ICC was over the decision pertaining to the demolition and forcible displacement of the Palestinian community of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, reported.

The submission urged the ICC to speed up the opening of a judicial investigation into "Israeli war crimes" that fall within the court's jurisdiction.

Erekat said that specialized Palestinian teams were looking into Palestine's accession into 18 international organizations, and holding deliberations to approach the against the US moves towards and the Palestinian refugees.

Erekat accused the US officials of letting the go ahead with the demolition of Al-Kahn Al-Ahmar community in order to expand settlement projects east of

Erekat stressed that the Palestinians were committed to the peace process on the basis of the two-state solution, but will not accept the current team to be the

Ramallah-based told the agency that he viewed the tension as "temporary" and said it will change in the post-Trump era.

"The Palestinians have no other choice. They will stick to the course. They will not shift the paradigm. They will keep submitting complaints to the UN and to the ICC," Daraghmeh added.

Over 200 homes and community structures are slated for demolition in the area, where nearly 1,400 Palestinians reside. It suffers a lack of and infrastructure, such as electricity network, sewage system and proper roads.

The community includes the only school for the Bedouin communities in the area, a mosque and a healthcare unit as well as several homes that are all at risk of demolition by Israel, but residents say they are offered no alternative as to where to go.

The community in is one of the 46 Bedouin communities in the central that the UN considers at risk of forcible transfer.

Forcible transfer is defined as a war crime under international law.

Palestine was officially accepted as a member of the ICC in April 2015. The PLO said it has held nine meetings and submitted around 10 letters and 11 communications to the ICC concerning the Israeli violations of human rights in



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 20:20 IST