Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Saeb Erekat on Tuesday said that the Palestinian leadership has submitted the case of Khan Al-Ahmad to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
On twitter, Erekat said that “a submission on the case of #KhanAlAhmar was delivered to the ICC this morning, urging Madam Bensouda to meet with the council of Khan Al-Ahmar.”
“We hope that an official judicial investigation can be opened as soon as possible,” he added.
In a video, Erekat also said “We are determined to pursue our fight in the Security Council, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and the International Court of Justice.”
This comes after theWhite House national security adviser John Bolton on Monday threatened to impose sanctions on ICC judges and prosecutors if they sanction Americans, Israelis or other allies to the United States.
This comes as the Trump administration has decided to close down the PLO office in Washington, cut off aid to the Palestinian Refugees through UNRWA.
The Israeli Court decided to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar near Jerusalem, displace Palestinian families in order to expand the settlement of Ma’aleh Adummim, among heavy popular resistance.