Sunday, August 10, 2014

Presidential Advisor Denies Nullifying Complaint to ICC

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - 

RAMALLAH, August 9, 2014 – (WAFA) – Presidential Legal Advisor Hasan Al-Aouri denied Saturday news circulated on social media that the complaint filed to International Criminal Court was nullified.

Al-Aouri denied that Foreign Minister Riad Al-Malki has requested International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to nullify the complaint that was filed by Justice Miniter Salim Al-Saqqa on July 25th against Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Al-Aouri added that these news are devoid of truth; the complaint, by law, could not be nullified by Al-Malki since it was filed by somebody else – not by him.

He stressed that Abbas has not requested Al-Malki to nullify the complaint, noting that had the President wanted to do so, he would have asked Al-Saqqa.

He stressed that such fabricated news come as part of the war waged by some media outlets against the Palestinian leadership who is working effortlessly to end the Israeli aggression and protect the Palestinian people.