The International Criminal Court, the ICC, in The Hague has ruled that it does have jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian Territories. The judgement was given on the 9th of February and is a significant move towards ending impunity in the 53-year-old occupation of the West Bank, as well as East Jerusalem and Gaza. It now remains for the current ICC prosecutor or her successor to begin the investigation.
- Lord, ‘send out your light and your truth, let them lead us’, (Ps43:3). We pray that the international community will support the ICC process in pursuing justice and ending Israel’s impunity in the occupied territories of Palestine.
Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayers.