PA Official Admits: Israel Follows International Law, We Don’t

From Israel National News

The Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts – because Palestinian terrorist groups are far worse violators of international law themselves.

Since peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fell apart after the PA applied for membership in international agencies, many Palestinian factions and advocates have pushed for the PA to sign the Rome Statute and press charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court at the Hague (ICC).

But contrasting Israel’s conduct during Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket fire from Gaza – in which Israeli forces always warn civilians before launching airstrikes – to the actions of Hamas and other armed groups, Ibrahim Khreisheh said any such move would surely backfire. read more