West ‘nobbles’ ICC to be silent on Gaza genocide ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Palestinian children wounded in an Israeli strike on a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cry as they lay on the floor of an emergency room at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Gaza July, 24, 2014. Palestinian children wounded in an Israeli strike on a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cry as they lay on the floor of an emergency room at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Gaza July, 24, 2014.

Was anyone surprised to hear that the International Criminal Court is under pressure not to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza?

The British government wouldn’t even vote for the UN Human Rights Council’s proposal to launch an inquiry and, along with France, abstained. The US, as expected, voted against. Even Ireland, Germany and Italy abstained in an extraordinary show of collective political cowardice. The enemy within had revealed itself.

As The Guardian reported, “at stake is the future of the ICC itself, an experiment in international justice that occupies a fragile position with no superpower backing…

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