- Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:03 am #397890
More blackmail and bullying from Israel in a desperate attempt to avoid the mere possibility of being held to account.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01 ... a-j06.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Israel has announced it will withhold $127 million in monthly tax funds, about 70 percent of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) budget that it collects on the PA’s behalf.
It is considering a raft of other measures against the Palestinians.
Israel’s vindictive action came hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application to join the International Criminal Court, following the rejection by the United Nations Security Council of a resolution aimed at ending the decades-long Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2017.
Under the UN’s Rome Statute, the ICC has the power to prosecute individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed since July 2002, when the statute came into force. Neither the US or Israel have signed up to the ICC, as their record of wars of aggression and criminal actions would open them up for prosecution.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.