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ICC Team Begins Israel and Palestine Trip

A team from the ICC prosecutor's office (OTP) has begun a trip to Israel and the West Bank. Israel recently decided to allow the visit, something that had been in doubt previously (I've written here about the likely motives behind Israel's offer of limited cooperation). Invconveniently for Israel, the ICC delegation is arriving just as Israeli settlement activity is being harshly criticized, including by the United States. The ICC's initial probe will encompass settlement activity in the West Bank, which might be deemed a war crime.

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